Call us to save your box hedging and topiary from box tree caterpillar attack

Caterpillar Alert:  Box tree moth caterpillar is now active in the South East.  The first cases have been reported over the Easter weekend in Beckenham and Sevenoaks, Kent.

Box Tree Moth Caterpillar can decimate vibrant and valuable box hedges. The distinctive green and black caterpillars feed on the foliage of box (Buxus sempervirens) and can ruin plants in just days - leaving behind an unsightly brown husk of twigs, webs and frass (droppings). The caterpillars - which are active between March and October - have a voracious appetite and few natural predators. Left untreated, an infestation can be devastating. BoxMothSOS can prevent and treat infestations using a special biological pesticide which does not harm other pollinators, pets or people.

The caterpillars of Box Tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis) were first discovered in the UK in 2011 in gardens in the Home Counties. In just three years they became established in London and are now a threat across the South East.     The caterpillars can completely defoliate box plants with incredible speed. It has become such a problem that it is the number one enquiry made to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Gardening Advice Line. Infestations can occur multiple times in a year in the Spring and Summer months.

We can help...

Our RHS-qualified expert has the knowledge and experience to tackle box tree moth caterpillar and save your box hedging. We have a proven track record in dealing with infestations and saving box hedging across the South East.       Last year we identified and terminated an infestation at Parliament Square - one of the most visited destinations in the Capital. We have also provided our services at other well-known public spaces as well as to private homes. BoxMothSOS is a branch of Metroscapes Limited - a professional and reliable provider of horticultural services to both commercial and residential customers in London, Surrey and Berkshire.

Contact info

For more information contact Greg Truscott at Metroscapes Limited on 07495 729294 or email

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