Question for spriggies

Does anyone know a natural caterpillar repellant? Small black caterpillars have been eating my succulents to bits and I don’t want to use chemicals. Any suggestions?

Bridget McNulty

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2 Responses to Question for spriggies

  1. Alexander Dowding April 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    I use AACT with worm castings. It’s 100% organic and environmentally friendly, well except for the targeted insects I spray it on. It contains an enzyme called ‘Chitinase’, which breaks down the glycosidic bonds in chitin. Chitin is a component of the cell walls of fungi and exoskeletal elements of some animals including worms and insects. The worm tea also contains many beneficial bacteria and fungi, which are often harmful to caterpillars and insects.

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