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Q.What Is The Name Of The Caterpillar Eating My Morning Glories?

Zone Denton, Texas | Booknerd added on August 30, 2022 | Answered

It’s eating all the leaves of my morning glory and I can’t stop it. I’ve soaked the whole plant in neem oil and it isn’t helping. Amy ideas on how to make it go away?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 31, 2022

I cannot find that species on any of your native caterpillar charts or lists. I am not sure, exactly, which that is.

The absolute best way will be to use biological means. The bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis will make short work of the caterpillars. It is harmless to mammals.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/using-bacillus-thuringiensis.htm

You could try Diatomaceous Earth, as well. It is just crushed up fossilized aquatic plants. It works wonders to shred the bodies of caterpillars as they walk over your plants.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/diatomaceous-earth-insect-control.htm

This article will offer more information:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/prevent-caterpillars.htm

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