I have 1/4 in long worms on my turk's cap.  They form a white, fuzzy web over then end of the stalks.  How can I get rid of this invasive worm?

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If that is a food product I use 1 teasp liquid hand soap w 1 qt water mix & spray....may need to be repeated as needed.
by Master Gardner (152k points)
I think it's a Canker Worm. Inspect every leaf especially the flowering part. They mix in with the color but has a different texture. Poke the sucker off with a sharp tool and kill it along with all of the eggs and web silk. You can mark the ones you checked with a string or anything convienient to help prevent double checking/wasting extra time. If the flower starts to die off or turn brown there's most likely a worm tucked way in the budding flower. They will destroy everything goes unattended. A teaspoon of plant based dish soap in a bollte of whater is a good organic option. spray on the top and bottom of leaves and flowers. Make sure to remove all of the worms,webs and eggs. Personally I manually remove it rather then adding chemicals, but it each is own.  Kill,Kill,Kill!!! Happiest worms on earth.
!t wrote a curse word instead of the word 'worm'.lol

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