Question by  Kaleigh (20)

How do you get rid of cabbage loopers?

I need to get rid of cabbage loopers?


Answer by  loopertrooper (7)

First handpick as many as you can, leaving only eggs and young worms. You'll then need an insecticide that is safe to use on garden plants, and then make sure to spray ENTIRE plants, since the cabbage worms' favorite spot is underneath leafs. If you are not meticulous enough I guarantee the caterpillars will devour the unsprayed parts.


Answer by  Kim78 (30)

A great way is to invite birds into your garden by putting up bird houses. The house wren, mocking bird, warbler, and cat bird love these catterpillars. They also attack other plant attacking incects.


Answer by  Peas75 (37)

During the caterpillar stage they can be gotten rid of in multiple ways depending on the amount of time, effort, and method you would like to use. They can easily be picked off your plants several times a week, as well as sprayed with Bacillus thuringiensis.


Answer by  debmalewski (1085)

Some pick off the loopers and grind them to put on the plants to keep others away. Row covers will prevent the eggs from being laid in the first place.


Answer by  naputnam (454)

Pick the larvae off by hand. If badly infected, spray insecticide on every part of the leaf - including the underside. Spinosad is one of the best, it's not as toxic as Sevin. You can use BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) to kill them. Apply it weekly to prevent them.


Answer by  hello64 (33)

You can try hand picking the loopers off of your plants. You can also go to a home improvement store and purchase dipel or sevin.

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