Gum Trees
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caterpillars on gum trees

Zone 3373 | morianne added on November 26, 2011 | Answered

My gum trees new growth has been infested with eggs and yellowish caterpillars with black heads. I have removed all I can. What can I spray them with to protect them?

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Nikki
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Answered on November 27, 2011

I am uncertain of the pest that is attacking your plants, but caterpillars and worms can typically be killed either by using Bt or neem oil. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/prevent-caterpillars.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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