Browntail Moth Caterpillar Browntail Caterpillar Treatment Options 1

Why are they a problem?

Browntail Caterpillar Treatment Options 2The browntail caterpillar has microscopic hairs that cause a skin rash similar to poison ivy and /or trouble breathing in sensitive individuals.

The hairs break off the caterpillars and are everywhere in browntail-infested areas; on trees, lawns, gardens, decks, picnic tables, and in the air.  Wind or activities such as mowing, leaf-blowing, etc., can stir up the hairs, leading to a reaction. And the hairs remain toxic for years.


Browntail caterpillars arrive in April feeding on oak, apple, and cherry trees.

Two treatment options are available

1. Micro Injection

  • Provides two years of protection
  • Environmentally friendly

2. Foliage Spray

  • Provides one season protection
  • Naturally occurring environmentally friendly bacterium