A couple years ago I was alarmed by the discovery of a population of carterpillars that were gorging on our redbud tree. These red humped caterpillars love redbud trees and walnut trees. There were hundreds of these little buggers completely devouring the leaves on dozens of branches. When simply spraying with a fire hose type nozzle didn’t get them all, we resorted to an environmentally friendly chemical treatment.
The sprayer I used is the tool of the month. The Gillmour No Pre-Mix Sprayer is a hose end sprayer. Rather than mixing a chemical in a spray can and lugging it around, you simply add the concentrate to the spray bottle. On top of the sprayer is a metering dial that allows you to set application rate from 1 teaspoon per gallon to 10 tablespoons per gallon. When you are finished, you save what remains and pour it back into the original container. The sprayer also has a removeable nozzle attachment that can deflect the spray in different directions.
You obviously would only use this device if you needed to treat a large area, and, of course, an area that is reachable by a hose.
If interested, you may purchases the Gilmour Pre-Mix Sprayer on Amazon Prime for $80. Better yet, how about an identical Chapin G362 Professional All Purpose Sprayer for $20?
Hoping you don’t need this tool,
Stan, The Tool Man