Worms on my Lantana - Knowledgebase Question

clovis, ca
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?

Thanks
Kelli


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Answer from NGA
June 16, 2005

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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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