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Editorial: Fight against caterpillars

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It’s hard to like forest tent caterpillars. They can be a messy nuisance. They feed on the leaves of trees, and in rare instances, can weaken them enough to kill them.

And their numbers are climbing. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects their population could be building to a peak in 2014 or 2015.

The DNR has some simple steps homeowners can take to naturally control forest tent caterpillars:

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