Tent Caterpillar Follow-up: Search and Destroy!

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Get yer gloves on: It’s ‘pillar huntin’ time!

‘Tis the season to head outdoors in the cool of the early morning or evening, and search your trees for young tent caterpillar nests. Newly hatched, the larvae are small — which means their tents are, too. Thus, easy to remove by hand, with little loss to the tree. Look for the tell-tale webbing in the crotches of limbs and twigs. Drop the tents & larvae in a bag, seal it up, and toss it in the trash.

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For our previous posts on tent caterpillars, click here and here.

Photo credits:
Top photo by RustyBlackbird, via seabrookleckie.com
Bottom left photo via blogsmonroe.com.
Bottom right photo by Lee Harrison-Smith, seattlearborist.com

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