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By Dionae
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Joined:  Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:03 am
Saw my first sign of pests today. A pitcher chewed in half and some worm droppings. I usually spray at the first sign of growth but didnt this year so I guess thats what I get. Its also why im big on preventative spraying versus reactive lose pitchers :( .
1st signs of insect damage for the year
1st signs of insect damage for the year
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caterpillar poop
caterpillar poop
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By RL7836
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Joined:  Tue May 18, 2010 2:56 pm
For caterpillar control, using BT works & is much less toxic. This is especially important in the spring as using a systemic pesticide may kill (or damage) pollinators visiting the flowers.
By katya_dog1
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Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
Dionae wrote:Atm I'm using ortho rose and flowet insect and disease control:). Bayer should be fine.

That's what I use. It's cheaper than the Bayer hehe, so that's why I got it.

Dionae, would you recommend I spray my plants now too? I had some very minor caterpillar damage, should I nuke now or just hold off a while?
By katya_dog1
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Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
All right, I'll go ahead and wait then. I still have some flowers coming up.

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