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By Dionae
Posts:  4291
Joined:  Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:03 am
#227611
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 spraying...you lose pitchers :( .
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By RL7836
Posts:  188
Joined:  Tue May 18, 2010 2:56 pm
#227792
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
Posts:  2412
Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
#227811
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
Posts:  2412
Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
#227925
All right, I'll go ahead and wait then. I still have some flowers coming up.

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