Pests and Diseases forum→Need help identifying two different worms - brand new raised herb garden

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wenahs
Jun 7, 2020 4:34 PM CST
We just planted our raised herb garden a week ago and are already fighting off pests attacking our basil and cilantro plants. Does anyone recognize either of these pests? One of them I believe is a yellow striped army worm, just not sure what the other is.

So far we've tried an essential oil solution and an Ortho 3-in-1 that was recommended by our local tru-value store.

Thanks in advance.
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Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
Jun 8, 2020 7:26 AM CST
Welcome to the forum.

They both look like yellow-striped army worms to me. Shrug!

Just thought I'd mention that the Ortho 3-n-1 treatment is most likely killing any beneficial insects that might be there...ladybugs, lacewings, etc.,. FWIW.

For caterpillars use a Bt treatment. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D1H6SE/

Other insects you might want to use an insecticidal soap.

Fungal disease, a copper fungicide.

Best wishes,
Ed
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