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Tent Caterpillars on Berry Bushes
I have about 800 Aronia Berry bushes trying to grow organically. Am surrounded by woods (central Indiana). Last Spring there was an invasion of caterpillars coming out of the woods and eating on berry bushes. They have to cross grass areas and a rock drive way to get to the bushes. In minutes I could step on hundreds but they just kept coming. Just on the edge I counted at least 15 tents 20 to 30 feet up in trees. They just seem to come all day long (never see them going back). Can I spray the grasses they have to cross to kill them or does it have to be the plants they are eating? as the infestation lasted for a couple weeks and the product is affected by the sun should I spray every day. Know they will be back because there are the little white cocoons everywhere. Any suggestions, recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
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