Bug/Worm spray - Knowledgebase Question

Ocala, Fl
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Question by jcarter152
July 7, 2010
I have an Oleander shrub that is covered with tiny yellow eggs. Today there is a whitish sort of bug/worm. What can I spray it with?

Answer from NGA
July 7, 2010
Oleanders are subject to two pests: oleander moths and oleander scales. The larvae of the moths feed on the leaves and bt (bacillus thuringensis) will take care of them. It's sold as Dipel and Thuricide. The scale insects can be taken care of with insecticidal soap when they are young. Because you're seeing worms, I'd say you're dealing with the larvae of the oleander moth. Use Dipel or Thuricide to control them.

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