Worms on my Lantana - Knowledgebase Question

clovis, ca
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Question by mitchparker
June 16, 2005
We have a Confetti Spreading Lantana and recently we found little green worms eating the leaves. We sprayed a soapy solution on the leaves but the worms won't go away. What else could we use that won't hurt the tree?


Answer from NGA
June 16, 2005
The botanical insecticide called Bt. (Bacillus thuringiensis) works very well against soft-bodied worms and caterpillars. This is a bacterium that acts as a stomach poison so expect to continue to see damage until the bacterium takes effect. Be sure to apply according to label directions.

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