Tag: Caterpillars

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I… Read More

My husband just came in from cutting the grass and he noticed some small tan-colored moths and some larger brown ones, also a few grasshoppers. How should we best rid our lawn of these pests?

Q: My husband just came in from cutting the grass and he noticed some small tan-colored moths and some larger brown ones, also a few grasshoppers.  How should we best rid our lawn of these pests?  I assume… Read More

Green, mean, bougainvillea eating machine

By Ralph E. Mitchell Did you ever walk by your favorite bougainvillea and notice the tips of the leafy branches chewed to pieces and the culprit apparently gone?  I just had that experience the other day.  My pink… Read More

The Caterpillars are Falling! (J. Moll – 3/22/17)

Each spring the cry rings out, “The caterpillars are falling out of the trees!”  These menaces are tussock moth caterpillars.  They drop down like rain from oak trees.  Besides the annoying presence of numerous hairy caterpillars, these insects… Read More