Just as you want to protect your skin from harsh disinfectants, so it’s important to protect delicate caterpillars and
butterflies from airborne chemicals and surface residues.

Here are some RECOMMENDATIONS to protect your insects and other classroom pets from harm:

COVER the caterpillar cups or butterfly house with a large box or plastic container – whenever disinfectants are being used in
the classroom, cover your insects to protect them from sprays and harsh chemicals.

COVER OVERNIGHT – it’s best to use a breathable fabric like a pillowcase if cleaning takes place in the evening.

MOVE the caterpillar cups or butterfly house to a cupboard or storage closet to minimize the impact of cleaning procedures.