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Old 05-31-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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I seen these little Cat's on my bines and all these holes are apearing.

how do I get rid of these pests?




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Old 05-31-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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the EATERs,
1st 2 pics are not very clear, But it's a little green Caterpillar,

and the 3rd pic is the black w/stripe Caterpillar that was under the leaves and on the bines. need to get rid of these pests ASAP




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I've got those little bastards and there cousins. Organocide works pretty good as a repellent but needs to be applied every other day. I used diamaceous earth (maybe not enough) and still found slugs and catipillars. so I declared war and have been manually scanning and picking these Dudes off. I'm also looking for a better solution.
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I've got those little bastards and there cousins. Organocide works pretty good as a repellent but needs to be applied every other day. I used diamaceous earth (maybe not enough) and still found slugs and catipillars. so I declared war and have been manually scanning and picking these Dudes off. I'm also looking for a better solution.
Stevo, this "Organocide" where did you get it at? HD or Lowes? I don't have a problem with applying it every 2 days, if it stops them
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stevo, this "organocide" where did you get it at? Hd or lowes? I don't have a problem with applying it every 2 days, if it stops them
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Why do you need to get rid of these pests? Are your plants dying? Plants are tougher than you think - they can support insects eating their leaves. They will make more leaves up top!
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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I just pluck them off with a stick and give em a squish on the ground.
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Why do you need to get rid of these pests? Are your plants dying? Plants are tougher than you think - they can support insects eating their leaves. They will make more leaves up top!
Agreed. I was referring to new sprouts where leaves are limited. I've had catippilars and or slugs strip one foot bines in one night.
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My pillars are black and fuzzy. They live on the underside of the leaves but leave the hops alone. I used sevin dust prior to the hop creation and it works somewhat, but I don't dust after the hops form. They can eat an entire plant fast.
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I recently saw praying mantis eggs at hd. They said the mantis eat bugs but not plants


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