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control large leaf eating worm on lantana

Zone I live in Rio Rico AZ (Zone 10) | [email protected] added on August 23, 2015 | Answered

How do I control large leaf eating worm on my lantana without endangering butterflies? Lots of butterflies are enjoying my lantana, but so has a very large "tomato" worm. I have removed the worm, but would like to know if there is a way I can control this in the future without endangering butterflies and hummingbirds who also stop by on occasion. Is Sevin safe in this application?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 23, 2015

Neem Oil is an excellent product for the garden.

It works as both an insecticide and fungicide, is safe for people, pets and bees.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-hornworms-control.htm

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