I have bright green worms about an inch long eating all the leaves off my columbine plants.  I live in northern Illinois near Lake Michigan.  What can I do to stop them?  They seem at this point to just love the columbine leaves.  Please can you help me there are not many leaves left!!

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Poison will also kill the plant.  BUT, here's a little trick of the trade, so to speak:

1).  Shake off as many worms that you can.

2).  Take some 1/2" wide cellophane tape (clear tape) and wrap your plant around the stem with the sticky side out.

3). Check the tape at least twice per day, removing any tape with the wiggling worms attached to it.

4). Your worm problem will be greatly reduced (if not gone) by the third day!


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