What Are Caterpillars?

Caterpillars are the larvae of moths and butterflies. 

Caterpillar Damage & Symptoms

Certain species of Caterpillar will feed on edible plants, or plants we populate our gardens and greenhouses with. Caterpillars cause damage by chewing and eating leaves, flowers, seeds and fruit. They will often leave frass residue where they have been eating.

How To Control Caterpillars

To protect plants from Caterpillar attack, the first step should be the use of pheromone traps to catch some of the harmful moth species, such as the Box Tree Moths, Codling Moths and Plum Fruit Moths. These traps provide an early warning system for future caterpillar infestations. To control the Caterpillar stage of the life cycle many caterpillars can now be treated with nematodes, including Cabbage White Caterpillars. Find our range of relevant products below.