Get Ready For Forest Tent Caterpillars! Northland Expected To See Population Spike This Summer
Living in the northland, I think we all know what Forest Tent Caterpillars (or "Army Worms" as they are sometimes called) are. And, you're probably aware that their population peaks every 10 years or so. Well, that "or so" just got a little more precise with aerial surveys conducted by the Department of Natural Resources. Their estimations are that we can expect the summers of 2014 and 2015 to be peak years for the dreaded caterpillars.
And if you're holding out hope that the arctic-cold temperatures of last winter would have an affect on their population, think again. DNR experts say that because the caterpillars are native to our area their genetics make them immune to Mother Nature's wrath.
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