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Tent caterpillars, also known as tent worms, can cause extensive damage to trees in your landscape. They create unsightly webs and can defoliate trees extensively if left uncontrolled. There are several species of tent caterpillars, or tent worms, but they can be controlled in the same way. However, there are other tent making caterpillars and insects that are separate from tent caterpillars, like fall webworms and other moths that may need different control measures. The information and products on this page can help you get rid of tent worms with both nonchemical control measures and powerful, effective professional products.
The most important part of controlling tent worms is to understand the life cycle and habits of these caterpillars. This will allow you to use the right method or product of control correctly and will give you better success in getting rid of tent caterpillars.
There are several types of tent worms, and they differ depending on where you live. Eastern and western tent caterpillars are common; eastern tent caterpillars have a solid white line down the middle of the back, while western have dashed white line. All of these caterpillars are about one and a half inches long at their largest, and have long hairs on the sides of their bodies. The trees affected vary by species, but these insects can target fruit trees, oaks, a variety of shrubs, and more.
Tent caterpillars can extensively defoliate trees, sometimes completely, and this can stunt tree growth and make them less resilient and healthy. The webs can detract from the aesthetics of your landscape.
There is a variety of ways to control tent caterpillars using a combination of cultural and chemical control methods that are best for certain aspects of your infestation.