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Old 06-21-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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I found little green worms on my brussell sprouts and looking for advice a non-toxic way to get rid of them?They're eating holes in all the leaves. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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They are cabbage loopers. You can pick them off by hand or use bacillus thuriengis(sp). It is a bacteria that causes the worms to get sick and stop eating. Follow the directions and it is safe and effective. It also goes by Bt. One brand name is Dipel. You can generally get it at a garden supply store or online.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Get some ducks and let them feed on the pests in your garden (if you are not in the city). They won't scratch and uproot your plants the way chickens do. They are also fun to watch and fertilize your garden as they glean garden pests!
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I would love to have ducks or chickens but alas I can't. The city won't allow it.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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Using pesticides to control one pest often leads to problems with other pests. Do you spray or use traps to control wasps? Wasps are natural predators for cabbage worms.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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Try spraying with soapy water, any mild dishwashing soap without additives should work.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Try spraying with soapy water, any mild dishwashing soap without additives should work.
Exactly. Dawn Diswashing liquid works best.

Just sayin'...

Ronnie
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