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Keywords: Tent caterpillars--Control, Pesticides and wildlife

In our zeal to eradicate the destructive tent caterpillars we may be inadvertently hurting the beautiful butterflies we love to see flitting around during the summer. If at all possible, cut out the conspicuous nests instead of spraying so that butterfly larva like Western Tiger Swallowtails, Mourning Cloaks can survive to grace our gardens every summer.

Date: 2007-05-16
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