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Effective Protection Against BoxWood Moths and Boxwood Caterpillars

The Spider Guys CEO, Cody Howard, speaks with CTV News about what everyone can do to help protect their property against Boxwood Moths and Boxwood Caterpillars.

Thorough, Customized Approach

We never take a cookie-cutter approach to pest control for Boxwoods and Boxwood Shrubbery. Our experienced technicians begin with a detailed inspection of your property, taking note of potential boxwood caterpillar hotspots and any special requests you might have.

Safe and Effective Solutions

We formulate our treatment solutions with precision, ensuring maximum effectiveness against pests that damage Boxwood species while prioritizing the safety of your family, pets, and the environment.

Discreet and Convenient Service

With our "HomeGuard" package, your home's exterior is treated using a specialized, clear-drying formula that leaves no unsightly residue. You may not even know we were there, but we'll always leave a card as proof of our visit.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your peace of mind is our priority. The Spider Guys back all of our services with a satisfaction guarantee. If you ever encounter any issues after a service, just give us a call - we'll work with you to find a solution.

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The Treatment

What to Expect from Our Boxwood and Boxwood Shrubs Treatment Process

The Boxwood Inspection

Your Spider Guys technician will carefully examine your property, pinpointing areas where Boxwoods are affected and where boxwood caterpillars may be hiding. This includes under eaves, around window frames, in sheds, along fence lines, and other secluded areas.

Equipment and Formulations

Protecting you is important to us! Before applying any treatments, your technician will suit up in the appropriate protective gear. Our solutions are expertly mixed depending on what type of caterpillar or moth is present.

The "YardGuard" Barrier Spray

This perimeter treatment forms a protective shield around your yard discouraging boxwood caterpillars, boxwood moths, and other pests from venturing closer to your home. We strategically apply this solution multiple times throughout the season for long-lasting protection.

The "HomeGuard" Barrier Spray

Our specialized clear-drying solution treats the exterior of your home, creating an invisible barrier that deters caterpillars and other pests that eat boxwoods and boxwood shrubs. No more worrying about smudges or residues on doors and windows – discretion is key.

Boxwood Leafminer (Monarthropalpus flavus)

This is one of the most common and damaging pests of boxwoods.

The larvae feed on the leaves from the inside, creating blisters and causing the leaves to appear puffy and discolored.

Boxwood Psyllid (Psylla buxi)

These tiny insects suck the sap from the new growth, causing the leaves to cup and distort.

The damage typically appears as cupped or twisted leaves.

Boxwood Mite (Eurytetranychus buxi)

These are tiny spider mites that feed on the undersides of boxwood leaves.

Infested leaves may develop a speckled or bronzed appearance.

Box Tree Moth & Boxwood Caterpillars

Box tree caterpillars, larvae of the box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis), hatch from eggs laid on the undersides of box leaves.

Caterpillars create webbing over their feeding area and eat the box leaves, then form a chrysalis after about a month.

Boxwood Scale (Lepidosaphes buxi)

These are small, armored scale insects that attach to the stems and undersides of leaves, sucking sap and weakening the plant.

Infested plants may have a sooty mold growth due to the honeydew produced by the scales.