Caterpillar invasion? Around Town, posted by Dale Conour, a resident of Menlo Park, on Apr 10, 2007 at 1:59 pm
Hey, any biologists or naturalists out there who can offer any information about the caterpillar invasion we're experiencing? They're dropping out of trees like special ops units. Do they come in peace?
Posted by Danny, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Apr 19, 2007 at 4:19 pm
This is becoming a real problem! I can't ride my bike more than a hundred feet, it seems, without one of the caterpillars sticking to my shirt and tagging along for the ride. And the areas where these little critters conjugate are becomnig grotesque. I wonder what can be done...?
Posted by Susan, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Apr 20, 2007 at 1:15 pm
"The porch and front yard of the Women's Club of Palo Alto are covered with the critters. Member Emily Renzel said the caterpillars were also bad last year and the club plans to try to control the infestation."
How will Emily and her group decide to "control" these critters? I hope she is unwilling to use pesticides! Isn't she aware that pesticides are bad for the environment?
Posted by Joyce Fortson, a resident of the Charleston Meadows neighborhood, on Apr 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
My 17 year old daughter sat down on a park bench not looking and leaned up against the back. She then realized it was covered in caterpillars. 1 day later and her back and shoulders are covered in hives.