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HeadBusta4LSU
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How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)

My dwarf Azaeleas have been invaded by these a-holes. One bush is already eating down to the bark. Is there a product to kill these things. I've never seen one that looked like these
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Nodust
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Should be many products to kill them. Sevin dust should do the trick. Head to a garden center or feed store they will have something.


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Capt ST
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
You try Sevin dust?


HeadBusta4LSU
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
I haven't tried anything, just stumbled upon a bush that had no leaves and found my whole landscape is infected I have 15 bushes and each one has a few


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Choirboy
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Read this link

Lowes/Home Depot carry a number of products to get rid of these pesky pest.


greasemonkey
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Fish bait ftw


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HeadBusta4LSU
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Anyone know if those things are poisoness. Never seen one like that


Nodust
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
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Anyone know if those things are poisonous.

While I don't know for sure. I would say 99.99% no.


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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
I would say anything with bifenthrin as the main ingredient will wipe them out.


oleyeller
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
i have a shite ton of green mfrs eatn my broccoli plants. im gona destroy tomo evening


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dpark
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Red headed Azaelea caterpillar. They are harmless to you but will wipe out plants. Seven or carbaryl should knock them out. The one in your pic is fairly far along in its life cycle so you may need a little extra juice to take them out.


HeadBusta4LSU
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Appreciate the info. Going to swing by a garden place on the way home and grab something. Over night they cleaned another one out


HeadBusta4LSU
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Just an update for everyone. I went to a nursery and this is what they suggested I use. The guy claimed it replaced 7 dust which I'm not sure is true or not. Anyways, worked like a charm. Had caterpillars coming out the woodwork and dying a slow pain ful death. Even murdered some wasp that I didn't even know I had until they crawled out and croaked.


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Cracker
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
Put a bird feeder with sunflower seeds in it


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ForeverLSU02
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re: How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes. (Update)
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How to get rid of caterpillars eating my Azaelea bushes
Wasp spray did the trick for me. My azaleas were covered with these damn things a few weeks ago


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