No matter where you go these days somehow the topic of those pesty caterpillars comes up. Not surprising really, when you consider they are everywhere so it is definitely a topic a lot of people are talking about.

It is unbelievable to see the amount of foliage they have already eaten. Not to mention the mess they are making. If you haven't heard all those little black dirt balls laying all over everything is Caterpillar Poop.

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So what do you do? How do you get rid of them? I got thinking about this and was surprised at what I found out. I have seen the trees with the tape on them which apparently if hazardous for birds.

I have also heard you can professionally treat your yard. One person even mentioned gathering them up and lighting a match. So what if you don't want to take a chance with fire and you would prefer to let nature take its course? The answer is you might be in luck and here is why.

What Eats Tent Caterpillars

It turns out a lot of things eat tent caterpillars according to what I found at I figured something had to be responsible for eating this furry little vermin and it turns out there are quite a few. Some you might be able to guess and others, not so much.

So what does eat Tent Caterpillars? Birds such as Blue Jays, Robins, and even Cardinals. Insects eat them as well, and so do foxes and raccoons. Box Turtles, Garter Snakes, and Copperheads are all out there eating as fast as they can, I hope.

Because I am also tried of cleaning up the poop, their creepy crawliness has gone beyond creepy, and because I am tired of hearing the chew.

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