How to control small green worms

Discussion in 'Maples' started by boloxis, May 9, 2011.

  1. boloxis

    boloxis Active Member

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    Hi,
    There are small green worms picking on my maples. They are targeting the new shoots with what should have multiple leaves. They use the young leaves as their some type of cocoon wrapping it on one bundle while snacking on the nearby already open leaves. I was also attacked by aphids and my Bayer spray took care of them but these little green caterpillar like worms are using the young shoots as shields from the spray and are still taking on new shoots. Is there a systemic method to kill these buggers? For now I am opening up their homes one by one which are the new shoots of my maples, and squishing them one by one.
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Add birds to the garden?

    Gomero
     
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    Yes, from the pics of winter moths on the net, these are exactly what they are. Thanks. still don't know how to murder them systematically though.
     

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