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How to prevent fruit tree leaves from being eaten?

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How to prevent fruit tree leaves from being eaten?

Dear folks


I have few trees planted November 2022 and I realized that few of them got their leaves eaten I have used : Yates 40g Natures Way Caterpillar Killer Dipel Insecticide

Would that be sufficient ? 

The attached photos showing tags for the tree name as well



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Re: Different fruit trees leaves got eaten

Hi @zillah,


Using and then repeating applications periodically of Dipel is a great start, as it will knock off a variety of different caterpillars. It's a bit hard to know if the product will be sufficient, but in my experience, it is very effective. How long ago did you apply it? Have you noticed any dead caterpillars on the ground, and has the destruction of the leaves stopped?


Please let me know if you have any questions.




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Re: Different fruit trees leaves got eaten

Thx Mitchel


I applied it 2 weeks ago

And yes I will reapply

I haven't noticed any dead caterpillar

I will monitor destruction of leaves and reply back


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