Tent Caterpillars


We have tent caterpillars in our crab tree and its to high to cut down, we also have them all over the back yard. I can't even sit out there. How do we kill them and do they last all summer? Do they go away after awhile?
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Jane

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Tent Caterpillars

This wont help this year, but next spring when frost is still in the ground, wrap aluminum foil around the trunks of your trees just before they start to branch out. Secure with twine.
this will keep the rascals from invading your trees next year-dont know why it works, but it did for us.
there are chemical treatments out there for your present problem. We also used to cut out the offending "tent" and burn it immediately. Hope this helps (06/08/2005)

By Marion in Ontario

Tent Caterpillars

What you can do right now is. At night when you know they are in the nest. Set it on fire. Just before the sunsets -- or you can do that any time really.
Take Care. (06/08/2005)

By Joyce wis

Tent Caterpillars

We used dawn dishsoap water when we had them a few years back...I think it was 1/3 soap and 2/3 water...apply often...if you get one of those sprayers that go on the hose it works great. (06/08/2005)

By Barbie

Tent Caterpillars

Raid kills 'em dead ! (06/10/2005)

By Marcella

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