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Caterpillars

How disappointing to wake up in the morning to find your tree spoilt by the leaves having been chewed up by stick-worms, vine caterpillars, the little green caterpillars which hatch when little white butterflies lay their eggs on plants or any of the numerous caterpillars which are particularily prevalent at this time of the year. The droppings usually give the uninvited guests away but sometimes it's difficult to find them for 'hand picking'.

Spray with systemic spray Fisokil or the contact poison 'Karbaspray' or 'Protekta Wurmsprey'.

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