The most destructive Caterpillars in Perth is by far the White Cedar Moth Caterpillars
The brown-black hairy caterpillars of the White Cedar Moth are a serious pest of the Cape Lilac Tree in the Perth metropolitan area. They are active in the warmer months, generally from October.
They grow quickly and attack the tree at night by stripping the leaves. The Cape Lilac Tree is the caterpillar's only food source and there are a high number of trees in Perth, so it is an endemic problem.
The Caterpillars of the White Cedar Moth have become a serious pest of Cape Lilac trees in Perth over the last few years.
The adult Moth is grey-brown with black hairs covering its body is mostly active at night. It lays greyish coloured eggs in neat clusters, usually on the tree or in woodpiles.
They can also lay their eggs under shade cloth and behind curtains. The eggs hatch as black-brown hairy caterpillars with a faint yellow stripe. They quickly grow, feeding at night time only on Cape Lilac trees only.
They are sensitive to sunlight when small, and when larger, they come down to the ground at dawn.
Our team can help you control and remove these pests from your property quickly and effectively, so please don't hesitate to get in touch. If left untreated, an infestation of White Cedar Moths can cause serious damage to your Cape Lilac Tree, so it's important to take action as soon as you notice any sign of activity.
Caterpillar removal in Perth is a bit of an ongoing task if they are breeding inside your home. Caterpillar eggs can remain viable for up to four years indoors in a larvae stage so it is best to remove and destroy any Caterpillar eggs that you find in your home. Otherwise, these can turn into months and damage clothing and more.
Caterpillars living outdoors will often migrate around your property feeding on the most tender areas of your plants such as newly emerging leaves, buds, and flowers or even laying their eggs inside plants where they feed. It is rare that they invade homes, but it's not impossible. This is why it's crucial to stop caterpillars from entering before they cause any damage.
Caterpillar control has two options, Pest Control using natural methods or pesticides such as surface sprays.
The chemicals used in surface spray Caterpillar removal are not harmful to humans but caterpillars should be left well alone once treated and kept away from children and pets. They also only last a very short period of time. This is why the best method of easy removal is to contact the Pest control Perth experts at Termipest. Contact us for further information and a free quote!.