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Monday, June 05, 2006


The invasion of Forest Tent Caterpillars is worse than I had originally realized. Last year was bad, but I think this year is worse! They're even defoliating my peonies, which I've never noticed caterpillars bothering in the past.

This afternoon, I banded several fruit trees with duct tape and then coated the duct tape with Tanglefoot. Many caterpillars were also hand-picked and dropped into a bucket of soapy water, with a splash of vegetable oil thrown in for good measure. Tomorrow, I'll try to find some Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) when I go into the city.


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