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Old 05-29-2017, 04:18 AM
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Bring your trash, unwanted pets, buggy tree limbs to my country property and you'll find yourself in front of a judge. Why do you think your problem should become someone else's? Just because property is in the "country" doesn't mean someone else isn't having to care for it. Sheesh!
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:35 AM
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I am with Mermaid; I remember my dad doing that years and years ago in Ohio; am in TX now and I've not seen many here; either I don't have the right trees OR they don't like the heat (but neither do I). Good luck in getting rid of them.
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:20 AM
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Please don't take these bugs to another location to become someone else's problem. That's like dumping your garbage in your neighbors yard. Get rid of your own bugs. mho

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Old 05-29-2017, 11:17 AM
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Please don't take these bugs to another location to become someone else's problem. That's like dumping your garbage in your neighbors yard. Get rid of your own bugs. mho
It is also illegal in most places we have several do not transport firewood or some other things . I would be really mad if some one brought them to my neck of the woods. So far so good here but I do see alot of them along the roads. They also do not have anything that will eat them birds will move out and not touch them.
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:06 PM
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Thanks, I wanted to say the same thing! Please don't dump your problems on someone else.......that's nasty!!!

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Gosh thank you (not) I live in the country and also have a hunting camp in the woods,. I would like to think you would not bring them to either place. It is like the people who drop off animals because Oh there is a barn. Burn them but do not bring them to another place
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:09 PM
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Some people are, "High and mighty" about using chemicals, but dump their problems on someone else. Not nice.


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Bring your trash, unwanted pets, buggy tree limbs to my country property and you'll find yourself in front of a judge. Why do you think your problem should become someone else's? Just because property is in the "country" doesn't mean someone else isn't having to care for it. Sheesh!
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:29 PM
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We get tent caterpillars here in the Austin area of Texas.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:05 PM
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Here in KY, we had a problem a few years ago with foals mysteriously dying. In horse country, this was very upsetting! They finally realized that it was the tent worms that were killing them. The tent worms that had nested (and feasted) in cherry trees would fall to the ground and be eaten by the foals as they were grazing in the grass. Since the foals were so much smaller than their mothers, there were enough toxins ingested by the worms from the cherry trees to cause the foals to sicken and die. So they can cause other problems even more serious than the damage they do to trees.

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Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
First I would never use pesticides, ever. They kill more than just the bugs. My solution is to cut the branches out of the tree and put in a sealed container. Take then for a drive in the country and let them go where they can find new digs. I know where there are a few old cherry and apple trees along an old hedge row and they love these trees along with many others.

Hope you come to a peaceful solution for your unwanted guests.
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Hey, I live out in the country, and I am tired of suburban folks coming out here and dropping off their kittens, puppies, raccoons, black bears, and now tent caterpillars to eat my cherry and apple trees and find new digs. Please deal with them in your own area or I will "deal" with them in an un-peaceful way you wont like.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:28 AM
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This thread went sideways! Nobody is going to 'capture' forest tent caterpillars and release them into another location!

DH and I got as many as we could by cutting them out of the trees. We must have seen them just as they were coming out of the nests, as they were gathered in huge clusters. We feel we removed (and burned them -sorry folks but they are vermin) the majority of them.

The trees lost minimal foliage and look lovely.

Thanks for all the advice.
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