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Box tree caterpillars

Hi, beware! They are back! In April spotted new, young and most probably very hungry caterpillars on new shoots. Sprayed the hedge, two or three time, already. Not sure whether it did any good. Was picking the caterpillars, regularly (three-four-five caterpillars at a time). Trimmed the hedge by removing all the old leaves that looked suspicious. Am watching like a hawk over my poor hedge.
Had more bad news in May. Noticed many hedges in our area destroyed, completely. Sad-sad-sad.
My husband and I are very upset. But determined. Will fight them!

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  1. Grower


    Some signs of infestation of these blighters in our 25 years old Box hedges about two weeks ago . Found out two of our neighbours’ Box hedges had also been infested. A kind garden landscaper friend came and sprayed DiPel DF Biological Insecticide by Valent Bioscience and Decis Protect by Bayer to all our Box hedges thoroughly . They seem to have worked, finding some ‘casualties’ the following day . Now we pray for the best 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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