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How to get rid of caterpillars that are eating my flowers?

Almost every single flower I planted at the end of April is being consumed by caterpillars! What can I use that will end this destruction but not kill my plants completely?

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Please remember that caterpillars turn into butterflies, and butterflies are worth a little pain. I have four shrubs that are eaten every spring by caterpillars, and I am tempted from time to time to use a pesticide, but then I remember what the caterpillars are storing up their energy to become, and I just pick off the eaten leaves and hope that I will see the butterflies when they emerge. :)

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Thank goodness for people like you, that let the ugly turn beautiful so we can enjoy them.
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You are so kind, KookieGirl. I always look forward to seeing you. Thank you. :)
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To get rid of caterpillars that are eating your flowers, maintain your garden well. A well maintained garden and even plants are your best defense against caterpillars. This includes feeding and also watering plants regularly and adequately. Cultivating the soil and weeding the plants on a weekly basis and removing drooping stems are also essential. Read more at http://www.ehow.com/how_4495777_keep-caterpillars-from-destroying-plants.html.

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seven dust are liquid seven will take care of them also Depel

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Please read TexasDogMom reply, she has absolutely the right ideal.

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