Originally Posted by Phawk57
I use bacillus thuriengis(sp) to kill the loopers, moths or whatever else someone wants to call them. They are also easy enough to pick by hand.
I'm curious as to how do you pick them by hand? I assume we are talking about white, flying butterfly/moth things. I suppose I could get a butterfly net but I'd be chasing them all day and there's a lot that come around. It just seems like it would be like trying to solve the problem of flies by catching them.
Is that bacillus thing something organic? Available in stores? I really don't like using pesticides but haven't found a reasonable alternative.
**edited to say I just looked up cabbage loopers and they are not the same thing as cabbage moths so obviously I no longer need to know how you catch them. I have seen cabbage loopers but rarely (they are a caterpillar). In my area cabbage moths - as in flying white butterfly-like things which you can't easily pick off are the problem.