Brugmansias forum: Angel trumpets

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Adairsville Georgia
Jul 18, 2018 11:32 AM CST
My angel trumpets are being ate up . I can't see anything but it's there , Ive used seven dust and 3 in 1but nothing has helped . Please help , Thank you so much
Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
Jul 18, 2018 2:04 PM CST
Hi Donna,

Can you post pictures? I know mine tend to have a lot of these very tiny green caterpillars that are voracious! They blend in pretty well so maybe a magnifying glass might help?

Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Jul 18, 2018 2:58 PM CST
You really shouldn't treat the plant until you know what the pest is, that's a waste of chemicals and hard on the plant, too. Try going out and looking at night with a flashlight. The critters often show up much better in the dark.

If it is caterpillars, then a spray of Bt solution will take care of it very quickly. Look carefully for large tomato or tobacco hornworms, they are the size of your finger, and will de-foliate a plant in very short order, they're so voracious.
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Even though they're large, they can be hard to spot because they're green and have camouflage.

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