Webworms

smik123
smik123 Southeastern, AlabamaPosts: 60 ✭✭✭
edited November 2020 in Pest & Weed Problems/Solutions

So I have lived at my place for a couple of years now in Southeastern AL and the native persimmon tree gets webworms each year and they destroy all of the fruit. In investigating I can remove the webs or I can spray with Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki. I am unfamiliar with both the worms and the spray so I knew this is the place to find out more.

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  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 4,339 admin

    Bumping up! Looking for some answers to @smik123's question.

  • torey
    torey Moderator Posts: 3,264 admin

    I don't know anything about webworms but I have used BTK in the past. It is very effective and specific to caterpillars and associated soft-bodied insect/worms. It is approved for use in organic applications in most jurisdictions.

  • MommaMo
    MommaMo Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    Old-timers around here always swore by opening the web up and letting the birds eat the webworms.

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