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donna
can i use the product dipel dust on my flower garden?

my flowers are eaten up by bugs chewing on the leaves, i don,t know what kind of bugs because i have seen several. like ants litttle flying bugs. etc... i have a product called dipel dust. can i use that to kill the bugs on my flower garden?

Submitted: 05:10AM, 12 Sep 2010
Answer: Dear Donna,
Nature’s Way Caterpiller Killer contains Dipel (Bacillus thuringiensis) a naturally occurring bacteria that controls many leaf-eating caterpillars. It is a powder that needs to be mixed in water. You can then spray the foliage, applying at 5-7 day intervals. Once the caterpillar eats the treated foliage, it stops eating, but may take up to 3-4 days to die when it will drop off the leaf. This product can be used on edible crop and ornamental plants as well. This product will only be effective against chewing insects.

If you have sap sucking insects such as aphids, thrips, mealybugs, white fly, you can to use a systemic insecticide. Confidor is a systemic spray that you can use to control such insects. This product can be used on your flower garden. PestOil & Nature’s Way Mite & Insect Killer Natrasoap, are other insecticides that you can use as a contact spray to control these insects.
Answered: 02:52PM, 20 Sep 2010

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