Bagworms

Bagworms eggs have hatched in our area.

It's time to control tiny bagworms with BTK. That's an abbreviation for Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki, which is a naturally occurring biological insecticide sold under the name of Dipel or Thuricide.

It must be ingested by the young critters to be effective, so be sure to reapply if we have rain. A second application is recommended. This material is not very effective once the bagworms get a little larger, so be sure to apply soon.

Monarch Butterflies

We planted milkweek last year from seed started in our greenhouse in March, 2016. We have Monarch caterpillars! Five, so far!

Monarch  Catterpillars