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Worm Description and Control

Worm Description:

The larvae of moths and butterflies.

Signs of Worm Infestation:

Stripped leaves and droppings.

Damage Done by Worms:

Worms will strip away leaves overnight and some spp attack the roots.

Control of Worms:

Environmentally freindly:

  • Pick worms off manually.


  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Baythroid wetable powder - 10g/10l water
  • Metasystox - 5ml/5l water repeated three times every fortnight.
Looper wormPicture:
Close-up of a looper worm, attacks leafy plants.  

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