Some furry caterpillars or ones with horns are completely harmless.
Mar 22, These menaces are tussock moth caterpillars. They drop down like rain from oak trees. Besides the annoying presence of numerous hairy caterpillars, these insects may spin their difficult-to-remove cocoons on houses, boats, picnic tables, slow moving pedestrians and other outdoor shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Mar 25, Over the last couple of weeks, if you have oak trees, you have probably seen tussock moth caterpillars (Orgyia spp.). They crawl all over anything underneath the trees.
Oak trees are a host plant for the tussock moth caterpillar. Usually the caterpillars do not have much effect on the oak trees. Most commonly in Florida, you will find either the fir tussock moth (Orgyia detrita) or the whitemarked Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Sep 10, According to doctors at the University of Florida, puss caterpillars -- which are native to the Southeast -- are most often found on oaks and citrus.
Another fuzzy stinging caterpillar is the White Flannel caterpillar Norape ovina.
And here's the most terrifying part: There have been reports of some of these things simply falling from trees. Parents are also asked to talk to their kids about these shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 22, If gypsy moth caterpillars have taken over oaks or other trees around your property, you're probably familiar with a"pitter-patter, almost rainfall-like sound," as Tawny Siminsky describes shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 5 mins.
May 27, May 27, A reader from Tennessee recently wrote to us about an oak-tree infestation involving caterpillars or worms. The worms (or caterpillars) have been eating the leaves of the oak tree, and there are evidently so many that the reader claims to hear the creatures eating the tree. Moreover, many of the caterpillars or worms fall from the oak tree during the night, leaving a Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.