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Green caterpillars eating mint

I have green 'loop' caterpillars stripping the leaves from my otherwise healthly mint plant. I have tried vege dust which seems to have had no effect. I have also tried removing the caterpillars by hand (about 5-6 a day) but more seem to appear the next day. I have now noticed cocoons under some leaves so am removing these as well. I give the plant liquid fertiliser fortnightly. Can you offer any suggestions as to how to get rid of them please?

Submitted: 09:28PM, 26 Apr 2016
Answer: Hi Anne,

Thank you for contacting us regarding Looper caterpillar. Try Yates Natures Way Dipel Bio-Insecticide Spray, It is an organic certified product derived from natural occurring bacteria, there is no withholding period, great for your herb and veggies. Click here for more info: http://www.yates.com.au/products/pest-control/insects-concentrates/natures-way-caterpillar-killer—-dipel

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturalist

Category: Pests
Tags: mint, caterpillar
Answered: 10:15AM, 27 Apr 2016

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