Crepe Myrtle Has Lost All Of Its Leaves

Question From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Q: About a month ago my Mrytle Crape lost most of its leaves. It now has these spider webs around the seeds at the end of the branch ( see attached pics) How do I treat these insects? Thank you in advance!
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A: The spiders may not be the cause of the loss of the leaves. A fungal disease is more likely the problem. Take close up photos of the tree and some of leaves to your local garden center for a more accurate Id. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy