Caterpillars Pest Control Service

With over 20,000 species of caterpillars calling Australia home, there is a good chance some of them will make their way into yours. While not every type of caterpillar will wreak havoc in your home, garden, or farm, many will. That’s when you need professional, reputable caterpillar pest control.

At Flick, our caterpillar removal services and caterpillar pest management are highly efficient and effective, ensuring your plants stay intact and your property remains pest-free.

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From Preparation to Treatment

Because there are so many different types of caterpillars in Australia, our professional caterpillar pest management team will begin by identifying your infestation.

If you have questions, you can call us on 1300 270 019 for assistance.

The specific type of caterpillar you are struggling with will largely depend on where you live and the type of vegetation they have to feed on.

Once we know where to start, we can choose the appropriate caterpillar pest treatment to ensure total caterpillar control.

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Flick's Home Protection Plans

Flick's Home Protection Plans provide effective and affordable protection for your home and family from a wide range of pests. Our Gold plan includes preventive measures to stop caterpillars from entering your home in the first place, as well as reactive and emergency caterpillar pest control services if needed. All plans come with a 12-month warranty* and easy monthly payments. With a variety of plans to choose from, you can find a plan that meets your specific needs and budget. Contact your local Flick branch to see if Home Protection is available in your area and begin shielding your family from caterpillars today!

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Common Caterpillar Questions

  1. Where do caterpillars usually hide?

    If you rarely see caterpillars but believe you need caterpillar control, you should check under leaves, at the base of plants, under rocks, inside bushes, in tree crevices, and sometimes under the soil.

  2. What are the signs of caterpillar infestations?

    You will know if you need caterpillar infestation control if you see significant damage to your plants and vegetation. Most often, people notice holes in plant leaves, jagged chewed edges on plant leaves, rolled-up leaves used for shelter during feeding, and silk webbing.

  3. When should I contact caterpillar infestation control?

    You should consider caterpillar removal services or caterpillar extermination when your vegetation, plants, and flowers start to suffer. The sooner you receive caterpillar treatment, the better.

  4. Do I really need caterpillar extermination services?

    There are numerous ways to remove caterpillars from your lawn yourself. However, these pests are sneaky and can hide easily. Without professional caterpillar control services, you may find the infestation coming back again and again.

  5. How often should I have caterpillar pest inspections done?

    Caterpillars are most active during spring and autumn but can still be pests in the winter and summer seasons. If you have had caterpillar infestations in the past or own farmland where they can do the most damage, annual caterpillar pest inspections and caterpillar insect control should be procured.

Common Caterpillars

Herringbone Caterpillars


Herringbone caterpillars are brown, black, and cream-coloured with a distinct herringbone stripe down their abdomen. They have narrow heads and thoraxes and grow to around 40 mm in size.


Herringbone moths emerge during the summer and will travel long distances before mating and laying eggs in the fall, relying on autumn rain and emerging plants for survival. Eggs are often laid in clusters and can be found in leaf crevices or on plant surfaces.


The young caterpillars will typically feed during the day, while older ones feed at night. They are known for attacking and destroying grass and cereal pastures.



Armyworms are usually green, yellow, or white and look similar to many other species. You can tell these apart from the rest by the white Y marking on the back of their heads.


Armyworm eggs are laid on old leaves or the fluffy tops of seedlings. They hatch within ten days and will quickly begin to eat vegetation. Armyworm larvae come from numerous moth species.


These caterpillars will feed until the plant is destroyed and move on to another. True armyworms appear in spring, while fall armyworms show up around August, feeding during humid nights or the early morning hours.