I live in south Orange County in CA & my pepper plant has been attacked by a pair of red horned caterpillars two different times. How can I protect my babies?
PS:- Can I spray something around the pot so that they cannot cross that to reach the plant. I have tried growing Thai chillies from seeds & as soon as my chillies came on the plant, 2 red horned caterpillars came and cleaned out all the fruit and the leaves! I found one on the plant and the other on the ground. I sprayed insect killer spray on it to kill it, but I lost all my pepper and its leaves! Of course, new leaves have come up now, but how do I protect it?