Asked on Apr 7, 2013

how do I get rid of caterpillars on desert roses?

Sherry RobinsonDouglas HuntCyndi Moore Tippett


3 answers
  • Cyndi Moore Tippett
    on Apr 7, 2013

    When I need to get rid of caterpillars, I have found you stand there flick them into a bucket of soapy water....I know it sounds daunting but I don't know any spray that will deter them. If they are in a web take a stick and open the webbing the birds will eat them.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 8, 2013

    I think hand-picking them is generally the best solution as well, but you can also use Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.).

  • Sherry Robinson
    on Apr 12, 2013

    I am going to try the BT and see if this helps, Thanks

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