I already have ladybugs but they only help with aphids and mites. I now see catapillers , will this work to get rid of them?
@Cyle1 used this I believe
Idk about that
This is not the same as you used?
No I had safer Caterpillar sprey
Sorry my bad
I’m not sure at all I’m on my second grow this is what I was told to use for catapillers
Ugh I hate being in these situations
I feel ya my 2 outside are messed up from bugs but @garrigan62 should be able to answer
@Myfriendis410 may also have some insight?
Same brand has a worm and caterpillar killer (my new band name, btw) that contains spores and active toxins, where the insect spray is:
Piperonyl Butoxide 0.20%
Other Ingredients 99.78%
I’d avoid anything like that if your plants are flowering.
Can I get a pic of these critters, But from what I have red is that your dealing with Catapillers
Here is my homemade Insecticidal Soap Recipe
hope it helps. And please tag me I would like to follow your grow.
The simplest insecticidal soap is nothing more than a 2% soap solution. To make this at home, you will need:
•Sprayer: Any clean spray bottle or garden sprayer will work fine for spraying insecticidal soap. Make sure
the sprayer or bottle hasn’t been used for herbicides.
•Pure Soap: Use a pure liquid soap, such as Castile, or all-natural soap. The active ingredient in
insecticidal soap comes from the fatty acids in animal fat or vegetable oil, so it’s important to use
the real thing. Don’t use detergents (which aren’t actually soaps), dish soaps, or any products with
degreasers, skin moisturizers, or synthetic chemicals. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap is usually pretty
easy to find in stores, or check your local natural-foods store for other options.
•Pure Water: Tap water is fine for making insecticidal soap. If you have hard water, you may want to use
bottled water to prevent soap scum from building up on your plants.
To make homemade 2% insecticidal soap, mix together:
•5 tablespoons soap to 1 gallon of water
•1 heavy tablespoon soap to 1 quart of water
Containers of garlic, pepper, vinegar, and cooking oil
Other ingredients that can be added to homemade insecticidal soap
Homemade Insecticidal Soap Recipe Variations
Like any other home remedy, there are as many variations on this recipe as there are gardeners!
You can also try:
•Diluted Solution: If the spray causes damage or burns your plant foliage, cut the amount of soap
in half and try a 1% solution. This is the concentration usually found in commercial sprays. The
lighter solution might be less effective but is gentler on plants.
•Cooking Oil: To help the solution stick a little longer, add two tablespoons of light cooking oil
(such as corn, canola, olive, or safflower) per gallon of water to the mix.
•Vinegar: To make a spray that also targets powdery mildew, add a teaspoon of cider vinegar per
gallon of water to the mix.
•Garlic or Pepper: To help repel chewing insects, add a teaspoon of ground red pepper and/or garlic
per gallon of water to the mix.
•Bar Soap: For a less-exact recipe, drop a bar of pure soap (such as organic bar soap or Ivory) into a
gallon of water and leave it overnight. Remove the bar and shake well before spraying.
Thank you sir
Your welcome my friend. Say did you see what I posted over in HEY MAN HUMIC ACIDS CONTINUED
No let me try to look
No I cant find it