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Tent Caterpillar

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Tent caterpillars are called such because they can be found in the crotches of trees in groups of 300 surrounded in a web-like substance that resembles a tent. These tents appear in trees in spring and midsummer.

Tent caterpillar are very hairy. They are also heavy feeders. They can devour surrounding foliage and many strip whole trees.

Tent Caterpillar

How to Control the Tent Caterpillar

This pest should be controlled either manually (by hand) or sprayed with liquid Eight as directed. Sprays can be ineffective as the "tent" can keep spray from penetrating and getting to the caterpillars.