Across Kentucky – March 28, 2016

The Eastern Tent Caterpillar is making an early appearance in Kentucky but the good news is, for homeowners, they’re not really that harmful and they’re fairly easy to eliminate in landscapes. UK Entomologist Lee Townsend offers a few tips for hand-to-hand combat with the...

Across Kentucky – April 8, 2015

They don’t really do all that much damage in the home landscape for the homeowner with cherry trees, the eastern tent caterpillar and it tree webs are an unwelcome fact of life each spring. UK entomologist Lee Townsend talks about how the insects build their nests and about how homeowners can best deal...

Eastern tent caterpillars now on the move in Central Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky., – Eastern tent caterpillars in Central Kentucky are mature, have dispersed from trees and are on the move, leading experts to advise horse farm managers to move pregnant mares, if practical, to avoid contact with the crawling caterpillars. According to Lee Townsend, University of...

Across Kentucky – March 24, 2014

The Eastern Tent Caterpillar has not been impacted in the slightest by Kentucky’s harsh winter weather. In fact, UK extension entomologist, Lee Townsend, says in recent years of casual observation he thinks their populations are increasing. Townsend has suggestions for dealing with these spring pests...