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Caterpillar infestation in my purple sandcherry

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by Kikisam on June 19, 2006 02:51 AM
After 6 years, my purple sand cherry has grown into a beautiful addition to my garden....that is until this year. There seems to be an infestation of small black fuzzy caterpillars eating my sand cherry. Can anybody PLEASE give me some advice as to how to save my tree.
by peppereater on June 19, 2006 10:59 AM
One of the most effective things to use is Bt, bacillus thurengiensis. It is sold as Dipel dust or Thuricide, a liquid. I prefer the liquid, as it's easier to apply. It's a bacterial pesticide, and is toxic only to catterpillars. Other than that, you can pick off the webs or infected leaves and drop them in soapy water. It won't hurt to pick some leaves, if they're only on certain ones.

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