Invasion of the Caterpillars
May 28, 2017 2:47pm CST
I am not exactly sure what is going on but we walked out on Friday and the side of our house was covered with little bitty caterpillars. owwww we were both pretty grossed out, they appear to be falling from our oak trees. Al got out the power washer and removed them and we went to the hardware store to get something to end the invasion. I would prefer to find a green solution but evidently, these hardy specimens need to be annihilated with chemicals. All I know is that it is so bad that when you walk out they fall on you from the tree and I am totally grossed out so they have to be killed. Hopefully, the spray we bought will work quickly and keep them from killing our trees and flowers. Our pets are never out on this side of the house so they won't be exposed. When I researched it I found that this invasion is not uncommon in this area but I have never seen them climbing all over the house before.
24 people like this
• United States
Wow. Sometimes we do have to find a way to rid our homes and outdoors of critters who do harm. I felt bad about Orkin killing the carpenter ants, that came from a tree the suburb had to cut down, but the ants destroy a home's foundation.
• Momence, Illinois
Oh I would be so grossed out if they fell on me or had them all over the house. There are years not all years in the past 20 or 30 years where the Japanese ladybugs are that bad, just coating everything. Nasty things bit too. These are the orange ladybugs not the normal nice gentle red ladybugs.
• United States
Ewwww! I hope your chemicals wipe them out. So far, so good here. We use a Green company to take care of our new lawns. I really didn't think it would do any good, but it works. We still keep Doodles off the lawns for 24 hours when we have a monthly treatment.