Save Your Leafy Trees From Gypsy Moth Caterpillars
The gypsy moth caterpillars are out in full force now that Connecticut is in bloom – and gypsy moth control is on everyone’s mind! The gypsy moth larvae in the form of the spiny caterpillars hatched at the end of April in forested northeast corner of Connecticut. At first they appeared as tiny black specs out in force – they cover everything! The gypsy moth infestation is a particularly bad for Connecticut. As they grow, the gypsy moth caterpillars will begin to feed on your leafy trees. It is going to be a tough season for your hardwoods. Oak, maple, apple, birch, poplar, willow, and alder are most frequently attacked. Older caterpillars will also attack evergreens like pines and spruces.
Gypsy moth devastation of our Connecticut forests promises to be extensive this year. All the trees will be systematically defoliated. The caterpillars cover houses and sidewalks and their droppings rain down from the treetops. When these hungry larvae feed on your deciduous trees, they weaken the trees’ ability to turn sunlight into nourishment. A complete defoliation severely weakens the trees, and can leave them vulnerable to attack by other pests.
The caterpillars seem to ‘fly’ through the air, transported on silken thread from one place to another. The long hairy spicules help keep the larvae aloft, and they may be transported for miles in storms. The eggs of the gypsy moths are laid on dead wood. Firewood is a vector for the spread of the gypsy moth eggs. These pesky larvae will climb up anything that gets in their way in search of a meal: telephone poles, houses, cars and people! Is it too late to stop these creatures from spreading? Ron Parrow can answer this and all questions about gypsy moth control.
Gypsy Moth Control in Windham County
From The Roots Up LLC is an experienced arborist and will spray your trees to control gypsy moth caterpillars and the damage they do to your trees. Call Ron Parrow today at 860-208-1005. The service area for our gypsy moth control includes villages and towns in Windham County and Tolland County Connecticut, including:
Mansfield CT, Storrs CT, Willimantic CT, Hebron CT, Columbia CT, Andover CT, North Grosvenordale CT, Putnam CT, Woodstock CT, Pomfret CT, Hampton CT, Canterbury CT, Brooklyn CT, Killingly CT, Plainfield CT