Hairy Grubs on Herbs

Hairy Grubs on Herbs

am 11.07.2006 07:46:57 von Kev

Hairy grubs (possibly white cedar moth larvae?) have eaten almost all
of my mint plant.

Can anyone suggest a non-pesticide solution to this problem?

Re: Hairy Grubs on Herbs

am 11.07.2006 08:37:26 von GreenieLeBrun

Kev wrote:
> Hairy grubs (possibly white cedar moth larvae?) have eaten almost all
> of my mint plant.
>
> Can anyone suggest a non-pesticide solution to this problem?

Bacillus thuringiensis, sold as Dipel is a bacterium that is fatal to
grubs, caterpillers and apparently termites but is harmless to humans.

Re: Hairy Grubs on Herbs

am 11.07.2006 13:06:11 von gphe

Kev,

Mint shoots away again pretty quickly, why not just cut it back to ground
level so the grubs have nothing to eat - most moth larvae are very seasonal
so breaking the cycle with this generation should fix the problem - until
next year :-) Alternatively, not many grubs like white oil - make your own
with vegetable oil, detergent and water - ABC Gardening website had the
recipe.

Cheers,
Geoff

"GreenieLeBrun" <> wrote in message
news:
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> Kev wrote:
>> Hairy grubs (possibly white cedar moth larvae?) have eaten almost all
>> of my mint plant.
>>
>> Can anyone suggest a non-pesticide solution to this problem?
>
> Bacillus thuringiensis, sold as Dipel is a bacterium that is fatal to
> grubs, caterpillers and apparently termites but is harmless to humans.
>

Re: Hairy Grubs on Herbs

am 14.07.2006 16:03:19 von -

"GreenieLeBrun" <> wrote in message =
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> Kev wrote:
>> Hairy grubs (possibly white cedar moth larvae?) have eaten almost all
>> of my mint plant.
>>
>> Can anyone suggest a non-pesticide solution to this problem?
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> Bacillus thuringiensis, sold as Dipel is a bacterium that is fatal to
> grubs, caterpillers and apparently termites but is harmless to humans.

Dipel Rulez!!!