little white wormy looking pests - Knowledgebase Question

Delray Beach, Fl
Question by marianneguil
February 12, 2010
On my arugala plant, these little white things are moving and all over the plant and there were a couple of black beads also. What do I do.

Answer from NGA
February 12, 2010


Sounds like some caterpillar of sorts. The black beads are called frass (excrement). Hand pick the pests, rinse them off with water, or apply Bt which is sold as Dipel or Thuricide. Bt is a bacterium that works as a stomach poison against caterpillars but it's harmless to people or pets. Be sure to apply according to label directions.

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