Caterpillars and Bougainvillea

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Is there any natural or artificial way to repel or kill Caterpillars ? They are eating the new blooming part of my bougain.

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Pyrethrins, if I spelled it correctly, come from flowers I can't spell the name of. I also use a systemic from Bayer.
 

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Thanks Eric, I didn't want to butcher in full view, and was in a hurry, I'd have gotten at least the first 5 letters correct. :cool:
 

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Thanks Eric, I didn't want to butcher in full view, and was in a hurry, I'd have gotten at least the first 5 letters correct. :cool:
LOL I couldn't spell it either.... you can thank thank google for that.... :)
 
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not really any need for chems.
just go through and pluck them off, pretty easy to find...
usually curled up in the leaves that are webbed together.

Remove the chewed foilage as you go, so as to make sure you
have gotten them all. Besides bougies will hold this torn up foilage
for a very long time before dropping which looks like crap.
 

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Well first they are "easy to find" only when they are big and you can look at my hand that was the biggest caterpillar I found and by the time they get that big the damage its almost done.
So yea natural or a chemical way to keep them healthy and bug free are welcome.

But don't get me wrong Thanks for your advice that was exactly what I did.
 

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