Multiply these critters by WAYTOOMANYTOCOUNT and you have got our yard right now. I HATE tent caterpillars. They are not cute and fuzzy. Neither do they morph into butterflies--just lowly, boring moths. They drop out of trees (after they are done pillaging), and they are so plentiful they get squished underfoot leaving blood-like goo to stain the sidewalks. And then the spiders...I loathe them less, but I still don't want them on my gate. If only David Attenborough were here. With that voice he could spin anything in a magical light. Yes, even tent caterpillars.