Black Caterpillars on my JBP Seedling Cuttings!!

RobertB

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So I noticed this past week that one of my black pine seedling cuttings had all the needles eaten off. When i was fertilizing today I saw a little black bastard eating my black pine seedlings. Anyone know what these are and how to keep them away? Can i apply a systemic insecticide? Should i just spray pesticide once a week? If so, any brand recommendations?

For whatever reason its only in the older ones from my first batch of cuttings that have been growing very vigorously are about 4-5 inches average.
 

sorce

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Tis the season!

I started seeing holes too...
Then found one of them fuckers hiding in the moss...seemingly for the day.

I'd do a night check and just manually remove them.
If anything is really bad in the day...but you can't find em...look harder! Or look at night.

Sorce
 

M. Frary

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Ahhh.
No bugs here.
I love systemic pesticides.
I don't even bother looking for pests anymore.
No need.
They aren't there.
 

Paul F.

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Thuricide BT - IT's not organic but I used it on my tomato plants which were INFESTED with caterpillars.One weeks after application, never saw another one ever again. I sprayed once a week from then on to maintain control.

https://www.amazon.com/Southern-Ag-Thuricide-Caterpillar-Control/dp/B004QJ33B4/ref=asc_df_B004QJ33B4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167137474498&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14549464433023889312&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9011882&hvtargid=pla-310328243937&psc=1
 

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Home Depot carries Thuricide BT, as well.
 

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