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Not everyone hates the winter moth caterpillar

The Wrigglers, preparing plants and pots for the first #frost cartoon

To best prevent Winter Moth damage next spring, best to act now … Dusting and sweeping your bark now and in the springtime, along with using grease bands now will reduce caterpillar numbers later.

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

How to prevent Winter Moth damage

Great advise from the RHS – Symptoms, control and little bit about ‘What are Winter Moths’?

How to deal with Winter Moths

Gardener’s World talk about prevention. Not as detailed as the RHS link ….

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