Gum Trees

How Do I Treat a Flowering Gum With Mottled Cup Moth?


Carna2450 added on January 29, 2012 | Answered

I have a young flowering gum tree with new growth that has been attacked by these stinging moths (Doratifera Vulnerans). Is there something I can treat the plant with?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 5, 2012

My general goto organic pesticide is called neem oil. It will kill any bugs that chew on the plant but leave any that do not (like bees and ladybugs) alone. It is also systemic, so you only need to spray a small part of the tree to protect the whole tree. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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