How do I get rid of these caterpillars?


#1

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How do I get rid of these caterpillars???


#2

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Caterpillars cutworms, cabbageworms, ect.)

There are several different kinds of catapillars that may affect cannabis plants, mainly the ones
that affect the plants, do almost the same damage, some do more severe depending on the numbers
you have eating on your plants. Most caterpillars will do damage by chewing holes in the leaves,
the holes will be kind of big, if so you know it’s not going to be a smaller kind of pest.
If you find caterpillars have been eating at your plants and you need to get rid of them; there
are several non-toxic and least toxic methods to choose from. You can also shake your plant a bit
to make the caterpillars fall off your plants. . If your plants are affected during late flowering
or close to harvest, please try to use the safest means of control to be safe to your health.

Prevent and Control

Hand picking: Easy way to control them is to pick them up and knock them into a bucket of soapy water.
If you are scared about handling caterpillars, you can use some gloves or have someone else pick them up for you.

PERMETHRIN dust
BTK in dust form can be used to kill caterpillars. BTK can also be used to foliar spray your plants.
One tablespoon of neem oil added to your BT mix helps stick the mix to the plants better when you are
foliar spraying… BTK is available in liquid form. Apply BTK on all of the leaves both top and underside
If you decided using the dust kind,spray your plants down with water before you apply the dust Apply
every week to 2 weeks and or after it rains. The caterpillars must eat the BT as they are feeding on
foliage in order for the caterpillars to be rid of.

Organic

Insecticidal soaps, neem, oil, and spinosad are the safest insecticides that can be used to control…
Soaps and neem are non-toxic and are great to use when you have a lot of pests and want to be friendly
to nature and its animals. Spinosad works very very good in controlling the caterpillar population and
is non toxic to wild-life, pets, and humans. It hardly has any impact at all on the plants.


#3

THANK YOU…Will try it🤷