Caterpillar's are eating my Petunia's. How do I get rid of them?

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They are probably either cutworms or tobacco worms.  Both feed heavily on petunias.

You can spread diatomaseous earth from a nursery-not a pool suppy store or us BT.  both should be effective.

Since they pupate in the ground over the winter you could try tilling the soil in spring before you plant the beds and that should be most helpful.
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if they are just on your year we made up hot water & soap & 1/2 cup vinegar and sat there and used gloves & picked them and put them in the fuss no mess and no worms.....they I made up a mix of 1 teasp of liquid hand soap & water and sprayed them.......................I don't like to use chemicals ....that
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