Caterpillars going crazy?

Caterpillars going crazy?

Caterpillars are supposed to be cute and fun, right? What happens when one starts eating and breeding all over your flowers?! The first step is to cut back as much of the affected areas as possible. Next, use environmentally safe spray (okay for bees) to take care of a caterpillar invasion. It's important to spray at least every three days to make sure you are keeping up with them. Make sure you are getting the tops of the leaves, but also underneath where most of the eggs are laid. It is incredible how fast caterpillars can take down an entire landscape. As with anything, early detection holds the best prognosis. If you see any baby caterpillars like the picture above, notice the damage or notice caterpillar waste (you won't believe how much waste these little guys produce) -- then you know you have a caterpillar problem. Easy fix now that you know what to do! Happy gardening!

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