Protect your trees, shrubs and ornamental plants from caterpillars
Caterpillars have been a major defoliator of ornamental trees in recent years. We use an integrated approach to managing insects and diseases to keep your plants healthy.
The major defoliator of trees in recent years has been the Gypsy Moth caterpillar (pictured right). In 2017 alone they were able to defoliate over 923,000 acres across Massachusetts! To see a map of the damage and other information about this damaging pest, you can visit https://www.mass.gov/guides/gypsy-moth-in-massachusetts
There is also the Winter Moth caterpillar that can cause damage to your plants. They are small and green and emerge in the spring to feed on various trees such as oaks, maples and blueberries. In the winter, these are the moths you see all over your house or in your headlights from around Thanksgiving through December.
We can also help control other defoliators such as sawfly.
The time to start planning ahead is now. The time to start treatments is weather dependent but usually around the beginning of April for Winter Moth and May for the Gypsy Moth.
To get started with caterpillar management, contact us for a free consultation and quote.