Squirrel Chatter, just ramblings and rants from the Great Alaskan Red Squirrel Cam on the road across America. Looking for nuts.
Isnt there any kind of spray that could kill these bud worms?
Hey maybe you could salvage them and use them for an even "bigger" tipi? Just kidding. We are having the same problem over here Bob, all the white spruce are covered with this little worm. I'm afraid I will lose my one nice large spruce in the back yard soon:(
You would think that the average citizen could buy a pesticide to kill that parasite....Very sad....
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/fidls/westbw/fidl-wbw.htmhttp://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/fidls/sbw/budworm.htmHere is some more information for you Ed.
Terrible - and not a good way to handle it... these bugs are not the bark burrowers that I thought they were... Malathion is not too bad... But I do not know what it would do to the squirrels and the nice birds.. Especially the birds who eat bugs who are likely to get loaded up with the poison.. Bio-accumulation could prove harmful to the birds....I just don't know.. Sorry that you have that problem.