Initial hatch of eastern tent caterpillar (ETC) egg hatch was reported late last week from Scott County by Larry Hanks, commercial arborist. Populations have been increasing over the past 4 to 5 years and tents will be more noticeable in some areas of the state this year. This is part of a natural buildup that occurs in insect populations. More information on the ETC is available at: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef423.asp.
By Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist