Are your oak trees starting to lose leaves early in the season? If they seem to just be disappearing, then you may have a problem with a Caterpillar infestation. Don’t worry this is quite a common issue among home and property owners throughout North Carolina. The California tent caterpillar or the California oak worm causes it.
The caterpillar has four different stages of growth. These include egg, larvae, pupae and adult. The adult caterpillar is what’s responsible for eating away at the foliage of your Oak tree. The usually appear to have a head that seems to be much larger than what is on their body with a yellowish green skin tone and no hair.
Once the warm temperatures start coming, these oak tree caterpillars we’ll begin eating away at the leaves of your trees in droves. Fortunately for you we have plenty of safe substances that can control the Caterpillar population and keep your trees completely safe from further harm on a seasonal basis.