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Tent Caterpillars Having a Party

Eastern Tent Caterpillar nest - picture by Bart Fusco Once again we're seeing an early spring outbreak of tent caterpillars in various areas of Long Island, including the east end. It's important to understand that these are NOT the dreaded Gypsy Moth caterpillars which will be arriving shortly and are considerably more devastating. [...]

April 26th, 2017|

Oak Trees Targeted

Suffolk County is now an Oak Wilt protected zone, per the NYSDEC: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/…/bulletins/19057be This means you really need to think about getting your oak trees pruned before the disease becomes widespread. Between Oak Wilt disease and the upcoming Gypsy Moth outbreak in different areas of Suffolk County, your oak trees are going to need some [...]

March 31st, 2017|

Bad News: Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar The signs are pointing to another potential massive outbreak of gypsy moth caterpillars this spring. Egg masses have been spotted on forest trees from Nassau to Montauk, including Syosset, Smithtown, Holbrook, Islip, Patchogue, Riverhead, Cutchogue, Southampton and East Hampton. Cornell Extension's entomologists have confirmed that parasitic wasps have been at [...]

February 4th, 2016|

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|