Q: While weeding my wife discovered the hard way that we have a tussock moth caterpillar problem. What can I do to treat the issue before either of my kids comes up close and personal with these fuzzy little pests?
A: The good news is that most venomous caterpillars are seen for only a few weeks in fall. Also, in my experience, tussock moth caterpillars are much less venomous that saddleback caterpillars (Ow!). You can spray the suspected caterpillar gathering area with one of the organic caterpillar killers that contain Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.). This organic product does not harm humans or animals.