Schedule A Buck Moth Spraying

By Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe season for Buck Moth catepillar infestation is just around the corner. The eggs are already laid and will begin hatching in February to produce large numbers of stinging catepillars. To minimize the risk to you, your family, and your pets, you may schedule your spray treatment now.  The spraying is not effective until the catepillar has hatched, so it's important to have your treament scheduled in advance.  Complete the reservation form below and you are able to make payment with your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.  Service will then be scheduled based upon the order of payment and reservation.  


Information About the Buck Moth 

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The Buck Moth (Hemileuca maia[1]) is a common insect found in oak forests, stretching in the United States from the south east to the north east and as far west as Texas and Kansas.[2] The larvae typically emerge in a single generation in the spring. The larvae are covered in hollow spines that are attached to a poison sac. The poison can cause symptoms ranging from itching and burning sensations to nausea.[3]   Mature larvae enter the soil to pupate in late June and emerge between October and December as moths to mate and lay eggs. Eggs are typically laid in spiral clusters on oak twigs.[4] In Louisiana, particularly in cities such as Baton Rouge or New Orleans, where use of live oaks as street trees is extensive, the caterpillars can become a significant nuisance for humans.[5] The caterpillars of this moth can also be found in some areas of Virginia, such as the Goshen Scout Reservation, where they are infamous for stinging people going to a summer camp in the area.  (Taken From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Payment for Buck Moth Caterpillar Spray Treament

Please complete the form below and the total charges for your tree will be calculated as follows:

  • 1st Tree - $150.00

  • 2nd - 3rd Tree - $100

  • 4th - 6th Tree - $75.00

In excess of 6 trees please contact us for special pricing consideration.




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