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Curative Control

Plants in pest control

  1. Basil
  2. Chili
  3. Garlic
  4. Lansones
  5. Lemongrass
  6. Neem

Physical methods

  1. Deep ditch
    Plow a deep ditch. Keep it filled with water. This method is helpful, when larvae are found to be moving towards your field from the adjacent fields.
    Another method is to dig a deep ditch with vertical sides to trap the larvae and prevent them from crawling out. Dig a hole, a diameter of a fence post, in every 10 meters within the ditch. Larvae are lured to congregate in the holes. Collect and properly dispose the trapped larvae (Scott, 2003).
  2. Pitfall traps (The University of Wisconsin, 2003)
  3. Bring herds of cattle, sheep, and/or goats back and forth across affected areas to step on the worms.
  4. Beat the worms with sticks and twigs.
  5. Hand pick the larvae and feed these to chickens and ducks.
  6. Listen to radio announcements to prepare oneself for armyworm outbreaks.


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