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Re: NYers beware: tent caterpillars


We had tents in Western NY when I was growing up.  I never saw birds or 
anything else take care of them.  My mom always ended up cutting out the 
branch the tent was on, and then burned it.

Theresa

Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:

>Daryl,
>I hate spraying unless necessary.  If your approach does the trick, I'd go
>for it.  I have no personal experience with this problem, thank goodness.
>
>Kitty
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 1:38 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] NYers beware: tent caterpillars
>
>
>  
>
>>Eva,
>>
>>Why spray? If you break open the tent a bit, the birds and other creatures
>>will get them. I even had a parade of hornets carry off every one a few
>>years ago. And if the tent itself offends you, it's easy just to cut it
>>    
>>
>off
>  
>
>>of the branch.
>>
>>No point in poisoning beneficial insects and other critters just to get
>>    
>>
>rid
>  
>
>>of 'em.
>>
>>d
>>
>>
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 10:27 PM
>>Subject: [CHAT] NYers beware: tent caterpillars
>>
>>
>>    
>>
>>>Yikes!  I found 4 infestations of tent caterpillars in my small  yard.
>>>      
>>>
>Is
>  
>
>>>there an epidemic this year or something???  I caught two of  them just
>>>      
>>>
>as
>  
>
>>the
>>    
>>
>>>caterpillars were starting to leave the tent, and the only  thing I had
>>>      
>>>
>on
>  
>
>>hand
>>    
>>
>>>in the way of pesticide was wasp spray.  It seemed to  stop them in
>>>      
>>>
>their
>  
>
>>>tracks.  I hope I nipped it in the bud.
>>>
>>>Eva
>>>Long  Island, NY
>>>Zone 6/7
>>>      
>>>
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