Spring brings an abundance of welcome tradition: festivals, crawfish boils and more. Something spring also brings, but not quite welcome, pesky buck moth caterpillars. Buck moths can be found anywhere outdoors, but they hang out mostly on the beloved oak trees.
This caterpillar not only eats leaves on trees and shrubs, but it is a member of a small group of caterpillars whose skin is covered with stinging spines attached to venom glands, which if they touch your skin can cause a nasty rash and deliver a terrible sting inducing immediate pain, severe itching, swelling and redness.
Keep Our Trees Happy & Healthy! “Save Our Trees” By Al’s Pest Control Service Inc.