petunialover
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aphids and a green caterpilar

I brought in the pepper plants into my solarium that are still producing, they have aphids, and my poor herbs were eaten down by some little green striped worm : https://www.chaparraltree.com/mn/caterpillar-stairs-lg.jpg
this is marked unknown but the critters I saw sucking up my sage and basil looked just like this. How can I get rid of them? and the aphids I'm spraying with 'soapy' water, but this just slows them down, I'm ready for insecticide. Please help!

PL

opabinia51
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Ladybugs are great for aphids. You may be able to find them at a Nursery, I buy mine from a local Farm.
What you do is make up a sugar solution and spray the ladybugs with it, then spray the plants and shake the ladybugs over the plants.

opabinia51
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I found this website that you might find useful:

https://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=howTo&p=LawnGarden/GoodBugs.html&rn=RightNavFiles/rightNavLawnGarden

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Good stuff, thanks Opa!

Scott

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