joyinarizNovember 2, 2013

Help...Something is eating all my plants. All of my bougainvillea, and ever other flowering plant I have. It is making the leaves brown and curl up. It's sucking the life out of everything ! (:

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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Can you post a pic? What do you see? If no photo is possible, describe it - size, color, fuzzy, etc.. These nasty little bugs ate and destroyed 2 sages a few years ago.

Here is a link that might be useful: mealy bugs

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 2:41PM
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This is probably the same critter that targeted bougainvillea last year. Its a caterpillar that can roll itself up in a leaf avoiding most pest control products. Use a product that contains the bacteria called Bacillus thuringensis (Bt - pronounced Bee Tee). When the caterpillar eats a leaf thats been sprayed it will die.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bougainvillea caterpillar

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 5:50PM
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