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Re: NYers beware: tent caterpillars

As I said, you need to break open the tent. Critters, especially birds, can
get tangled in it, so they don't go there. Once it's open, they do.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] NYers beware: tent caterpillars

> I wish the birds and other creatures in my yard were that ambitious.   The
> caterpillars would have my trees knawed down to the branches before the
> figured out they were there.  I live in a suburban neighborhood and
> here the birds like to have their food handed to them in a pretty bird
> Eva
> Long  Island, NY
> Zone 6/7
> In a message dated 5/8/2005 3:39:46  P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> pulis@mindspring.com writes:
> Eva,
> Why spray? If you break open the tent a bit, the birds and  other
> 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
> of the branch.
> No point in poisoning beneficial  insects and other critters just to get
> of  'em.
> d

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