I have an infestation of all types of caterpillars in my carport and
want to get rid of all of them. How do I kill like 100's of them
quickly? I thought about getting a powerful UV lamp, but dont know how
that would work. Rubbing alcohol takes too long to kill them, gets very
smelly, and is not efficient to spray over a large area.
============Before you want to wipe them all out, how about finding out what they
actually are? Every now and them we have a mini infestation of
Mourning Cloak 'pillars that climb down to pupate. Something to
behold, but the end result are non destructive butterflies ;0)
If they are tent 'pillars - crush, kill, destroy :0) Are they
hanging around, or have they already boogied out?
are they on the surface of the car port, in nooks and crevices or burrowing
in to the wood? After identifying what they are and deciding on erradication
if harmful, if the surface of the wood why not just a can of fly spray. If
in nooks and crevices a thorough spray with a fly spray that 'sits' on
surfaces for 30 days (sheltered from rain). If burrowing in to the wood
itself start thinking borer or the like and the need for chemicals that will
permeate the wood itself. Kerosene is often used as a means of conveying
insecticides of this manner as it soaks into the wood.
Grab a handful and take them to a garden centre ort hardware store and ask
if they can identify them and suggest a treatment (if needing to be disposed
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