Species: M. disstrium
Caterpillars can be found almost everywhere from sandy beaches to meadows to mountain forests.
The majority of caterpillars are herbivores, and eat mostly leaves, through some species eat all plant parts, fungi and dead animal matter, including other caterpillars.
Method of Travel:
1. Once the caterpillars emerge little can be done. They can be removed from trees by hand and killed by dropping them into a bucket of soapy water.
Steps to control:
1. Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with the Knock Down products listed below.
Products to use:
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KD404D: POT-iT™ Botanical House Plant & Garden Insect Killer is a Botanical spray with NO P.B.O’s that allows for harvest 3 days after application. This spray is especially good for those infestations that creep up just before harvesting.
KD405D: PoT-iT™ Indoor Multi-Insect Killer is a fast kill spray. It is ideal for overnight infestations that require an immediate solution.