Want to avoid the onslaught of cankerworms in the spring? Now is the time to act.
Last week in November until mid-December
Go to your hardware store and purchase:
If the surface of the band becomes covered with bodies of the moths, others will be able to climb over on the bodies of the dead moths. If this happens, add another band above the first one.
Banding is effective if all affected trees in the area are banded, so encourage your neighbors to join in the effort.
Not every species of tree needs to be banded. Most deciduous trees are impacted. Band the largest ones in your yard, beginning with oak. There is no need to band trees like pines, magnolias and hollies.
Remove the band in mid-April, including the staples.
For more information about banding, visit cankerworm.charmeck.org.