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Old 05-10-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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I noticed several white large cocoon like things in the trees bordering my house and the open property next to mine.

One of them had these hairy caterpillars on the outside. I went out and bought some pesticide that attached to my hose and sprayed them all and the rest of the tree and spayed some nasty wasp killing foam on the ones that hatched.

I also got my hose and broke open whatever nests I could see.

I went only and saw that they were probably Gypsy moths,, which is apparently a big problem in the state.

I am in Hazlet in Monmouth County and I dont think they spray here. Is there something else I should or could do? Should I let the municipality know?

Those things creep me out....
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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I'm having the same issue... every year those disgusting little furry creepy crawly things attack my trees but the spray will work and in about a month or so when the larger ones return, I use double sided tape around the tree trunks so that when they try to climb the tree, the hit the sticky tape and stop. Next will be the japanese beetles... I hate those as well - they actually bite! The little traps you buy at Home Cheapo work pretty well.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Yes they are Gypsy moths and they are going to be a big problem this year.

I was reading in our local paper that our town is not spraying this year, which is garbage because I don't understand how a town wouldn't think it's a major problem that needs to be taken care of.

I was reading about them, it says they eat trees but I've found many on my plants. It's going to be an expensive summer for fruits and veggies if they take a liking to those.
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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Driving back on the parkway I noticed hundreds of sacks on the trees.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:50 AM
 
Location: NJ
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They are everywhere. Hubby & I were discussing it the other day, I was seeing thousands of them. To think of how many catapillars are in each, it worries me.

I don't like to spray chemicals because I keep the good bugs (ladybugs, mantis) but have a feeling I might have to or I'll have to resort to pulling them off of my plants, drowning them in a gallon milk jug that I cut a hole in and threw chemicals in.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Chester, NJ (Morris County)
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I don't like spraying, so I usually cut off the branches with the cocoons on them and burn them in the outdoor firepit.

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I noticed several white large cocoon like things in the trees bordering my house and the open property next to mine.

One of them had these hairy caterpillars on the outside. I went out and bought some pesticide that attached to my hose and sprayed them all and the rest of the tree and spayed some nasty wasp killing foam on the ones that hatched.

I also got my hose and broke open whatever nests I could see.

I went only and saw that they were probably Gypsy moths,, which is apparently a big problem in the state.

I am in Hazlet in Monmouth County and I dont think they spray here. Is there something else I should or could do? Should I let the municipality know?

Those things creep me out....
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