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Save Your Leafy Trees From Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

The gypsy moth larvae are just getting started and everyone’s looking for a gypsy moth control solution in Hartford County CT. The gypsy moth larvae in the form of the spiny caterpillars hatched at the end of April in Connecticut. At first they appeared as tiny black specs out in force – they cover everything! 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.

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?

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 specialists at New England Tree Experts can answer this and all questions about gypsy moth control.

 

Gypsy Moth Control in Hartford County

New England Tree Experts’ experienced arborists will spray your trees to control gypsy moth caterpillars and the damage they do to your trees. Call New England Tree Experts today at 860-558-3650. The service area for our gypsy moth control includes Connecticut towns:

Madison CT,  Guilford CT, Clinton CT,  Essex CT, Old Saybrook CT,  Westbrook CT, Old Lyme CT, Lyme CT , East Lyme CT,  Colchester CT ,  Hebron CT,  Glastonbury CT,  Farmington CT,  Avon CT,  Simsbury CT

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