Citrus Trees - Knowledgebase Question

West Palm Beach, Fl
Question by sprivite
April 29, 2010
Some insect is using the leaves of my lemon, tangerine and grapefruit trees for procreation and become worms that are orange and black stipped. I tried savin. Does not work.Help

Answer from NGA
April 29, 2010


The caterpillars could be butterflies - or they could be moths. If you think they are butterflies, why not leave them alone to pupate and become adults? Their damage won't really hurt your citrus trees. If you think they are moths and you want to control them, Bt (bacillus thuringensis) sold as Dipel or Thuricide can be applied to your trees.

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