Why are they a problem?
The 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.
DEAD AS A DOORNAIL!
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