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I went out this morning & found these eggs all over my squash & cuke plants. The plants were healthy 2 days ago but now are dying! Can I kill or destroy the eggs? Do I have to Yank the plants or can I save them? Any help would be great. I'm in Clearwater, FL if that makes any difference. I was so upset my hands were shaking so the pics mite not b awesome.
tomatoes, beans to start with, then they eat everything else. become moths if they live, bane of every commercial grower, if the planes are dusting, go dust your crops cuz they will leave the sprayed fields and come visit YOU!
They aren't to hard to kill. It's just according to what you are willing to use. If you are a strickler for organic, try the neem oil or bt. If your not, malithion will do the trick. I personaly like a product called Pounce. That is a trademark name and comes only by the gallon. After an hour it is gone. Pretty expensive to buy but only 1 ounce to the gallon of water so cheap in the long run.
I have not used bt in a long time, but I seem to remember that caterpillars have to consume it in order for it to work. The label should tell one how to use it. I think the caterpillars have to eat the leaves that have been treated, then they stop eating and die.