Pest Spotlight: Cankerworms

spider and cankerworm

Now that it’s springtime, the bugs are starting to re-emerge. And among them – cankerworms. You’ve probably heard of these bugs, but how much do you know about them? Here in Canada’s prairies, there are two major groups of cankerworms: spring cankerworms and fall cankerworms. Fall cankerworms lay their eggs in the fall, whereas spring … Read more Pest Spotlight: Cankerworms

Ask The Expert: How To Get Rid of Caterpillars

Forest Tent Caterpillar

QUESTION: Why are there so many caterpillars on my tress and how can I get rid of them? ANSWER: All across western Canada we are seeing outbreak levels of Forest Tent Caterpillars. These caterpillars emerge from their egg sacs in May and turn into large golden brown moths in July. The adult female moths lay … Read more Ask The Expert: How To Get Rid of Caterpillars