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June 1st, 2001, 10:11 AM
I am being overcome by caterpillars!!! I can't even plant outside because the gross things start crawling on me...

Does anyone know what will make them go away?

June 1st, 2001, 10:55 AM
Here's something from HGTV... I've never tried it, so I can't vouch for it. :D

Q&A: Caterpillars
How can you stop caterpillars from eating your irises?

Place a screen or sponge in a watering can filled with water; allow to sit for 30 minutes. (Bacteria known as beneficial nematodes will form in the water; these microscopic worms will infect caterpillars and cause them to burst.) Water the garden, then thoroughly saturate plants with the solution. Immediately water the garden again. The excess water will aid the beneficial nematodes in swimming to the insects.