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Description of Damage
usually does not attack plants but on large numbers can cause damage chew leaves eats
seedlings, stems. feeds at night, feeds manly on decaying matter but in large numbers
could cause damage.
flowers, seedlings, tender plants
floating row cover destroy infested plants use barriers/traps
A good trap/attractant is as follows: in a bowel pour some apple
vinegar or whisky. Attracts, replace with new mixture. try different types like wine,
beer, whisky, etc. reduce food supply by controlling weeds
A sample formula for spraying: in a quart water filled near to top add: 5 drops
Tabasco sauce 1 drop Dr. Bronners peppermint soap or Jungle Rain or any natural
soap 2 drops garlic oil or crushed or store bought spray on leaves and or directly on bug.
test for strength to avoid damage to plants. spray around area to keep them away. avoid
beneficials be pest specific
A good dust mixture is: 1 part Pyrethrum 1 part Garden Grade DE 1 part alfalfa
meal 1/8 part cayenne pepper 1 part Cornmeal dust around plants and under leaves, don't
water for 24 hrs avoid beneficials, be pest specific
Do not use soaps that are chemically made or that have strange chemical
preservatives. Instead use only natural soap, either citrus or peppermint based or a mix
(like Jungle Rain) but also try herbal soaps. Use only a very small amount of soap and use
only when necessary.