Catapillers! - Knowledgebase Question

Oakland, Ca
Question by drleeannchia
July 10, 2009
Hi, I've been having the best time planting veggies in my raised beds, and then noticed lots of my leaves being eaten...just found a catapiller today and killed it. How do I kill future infestations of this voracious bug?!!! Please help!!

Thanks so much--LeeAnnn Chiao, DDS.

Answer from NGA
July 10, 2009


Caterpillars can be controlled with a bacterium called Bt (bacillus thuringensis) sold as Dipel, Thuricide, and other brand names. It works against caterpillars but doesn't harm beneficial insects. Good luck with your new garden!

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