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Webworm!

By now, you have probably noticed the spindly, white, webbed nests of the fall webworm emerging. Not to be confused with the eastern tent caterpillar. The nests of the webworm tend to be much larger and messier than that of the tent caterpillar. Also, the webworm weave their nests nearer to the ends of the [...]

June 28th, 2018|

Invasion of the Gypsy Moths!

Every now and then, environmental conditions can converge into a “perfect storm” of pests. If you live on Long Island, you know these pests to be the dreaded Gypsy Moth caterpillars. These voracious little leaf munchers will wreak HAVOC on your foliage. During the late weeks of July and into August, adult gypsy moths will [...]

May 11th, 2018|

Fall Webworms Spotted

Fall Webworm Our pest management technicians are starting to see fall webworms appearing in a variety of different host trees and ornamental shrubs, including cherries, crabapples, birches and walnuts. Their nests (or "webs") are usually constructed at the ends of branches, unlike the eastern tent caterpillar (seen in springtime) which builds its' nests [...]

August 28th, 2013|

Will We Have an Outbreak of Insects in 2013?

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Scientists are predicting a potential outbreak of tree damaging insects in the upcoming year(s) both in tracts of forests and in urban landscapes due to climate change and stress caused by weather events like super storm Sandy. Eastern white pines, spruces and fir trees have all been badly hurt by [...]

February 1st, 2013|