Selectively Targeting Caterpillars
The Gardener|November 2019
Selectively Targeting Caterpillars
Using beneficial bacteria as an efective solution to caterpillar outbreaks.

Summer has arrived and so have the creepy crawlies. For many garden lovers, the detection of caterpillars in their veggie gardens is soul-destroying, normally for two very different reasons. Firstly, the devastation of their attack and the inevitable ruin and damage to your efforts and harvest. Secondly, and often most importantly, you are then faced with the really tough decision as to ‘if’ and ‘how’ you should get rid of them…

The good news is that there is now a safe and effective biological larvicide for the control and management of a wide range of these creepy crawlies. What is meant by the term ‘biological larvicide’? Larvicides specifically target the ‘larval’ stage of an insect and ‘biological’, as you know from previous issues, refers to the introduction of a natural enemy.

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November 2019