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Welcome to this article that will be discussing what you can do when you have caterpillars starting to eat on the leaves. They can quickly start infesting and eating the leaves and cause the plant to stress.

The best way to keep this from happening is to make sure the plant grows in the best possible environment. The better the plant is off then it can hopefully regrow and flourish once again if you get rid of the caterpillars.

If you don’t want to use pesticides then the best option for getting rid of them will be to pick the caterpillars off once by one. Using a small tweezer is the best option. Just throw them off as well as any eggs you might see close by the plant. But follow along in the article and we will reveal some other great ways to get rid of these pesky insects.

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Caterpillars Eating Strawberry Leaves

When caterpillars are eating from your strawberry leaves then you need to act quickly. The leaves are really important in order for the plant to make sure it can generate energy from something called photosynthesis. 

But the thing about these caterpillars is that the best way to get rid of them is using pesticides. This will kill the insects without harming the plant. But all berries that are growing on the plant will need to be washed very very carefully. Otherwise you risk consuming chemicals that really shouldn’t enter your body.

If you want to go the more organic route and treat your plant like it should be treated then using a small tweezer and throwing away the small caterpillars is the best option. This is a slow and boring process, but you will have authentic strawberry plants at least.

Other options are using a vinegar solution and brushing that over the affected area. This will cause the insects to die when they start eating and consuming the deadly vinegar. But then the plant will also need to be cut where these leaves are, since they will eventually wilt anyway.

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What Is Eating My Strawberry Leaves

There are a variety of different things that could be eating your strawberry plant leaves. More often than not it will be caterpillars or other smaller insects. These are very common and cause a lot of harm if they are left unchecked

If it’s not caterpillars it could also be small lice. These are quite common among other plants as well. They will quickly tear down the plant and cause it to start stressing and leaves will shortly begin to start wilting.

The best way to keep them away is making sure the strawberry plant is kept really healthy. Ensuring the soil is rich in nutrition and well watered is what makes for a happy strawberry. But plenty of sunlight will also be great for the strawberry bush.

If you think that your strawberries are smelling weird then we recommend you reading this article here, Strawberries Smell Like Fart.

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What Causes Holes In Strawberry Leaves

The holes that are starting to appear on your strawberry plant are most likely insects starting to eat from it. This can be very bad as it causes a lot of harm and stress on the plant. 

The best way to get rid of them is using pesticides. But be aware that this will make the berries very edible if they aren’t carefully washed, and even then there will be a small amount of chemicals left on them.

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