In a Vincent Price ‘Thriller’ voice: “Wingless female winter moths emerge from pupae in the soil during November to April and crawl up trunks to lay eggs on the branches.”
To best prevent Winter Moth damage next spring, best to act now … Severe Winter Moth caterpillar attacks can weaken young trees. Extensive damage to fruit trees can affect crop yield and quality.
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How to prevent winter moth damage
Now’s the time to use grease bands and prevent Winter Moths from laying too many of their eggs on your valuable trees and branches.
One thing the worms read is that using organic methods are preferable … after all, the caterpillars are a part of your garden’s ecosystem – predators, especially birds during nesting time, will feed on the caterpillars.
That’s enough from the worms, here’s some tip-top advise from the experts
Great advise from the RHS – Symptoms, control and little bit about ‘What are Winter Moths’?
Gardener’s World talk about prevention. Not as detailed as the RHS link ….
Or would you rather train a lily beetle to sit?
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