|About 3 weeks ago I planted some gazanias. They were doing great until about a week ago when I noticed some of the leaves had greyish areas on them. Today I notice they have worms on the flowers and some of the flowers are partially eaten. The worms are dark color with light color stripes and about a quarter of an inch (or less) long. I grew gazanias in S. C. and had no problems with them. How do I get rid of them? Prefer not to use chemicals.|
I suggest you spray them with a product containing B.t. which is a natural organism that kills caterpillars but doesn't harm other insects or people. B.t. is sold in many brand names including thuricide, dipel and bioworm killer.
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