Wireworms

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K.A. Delahaut
Revised:  1/24/2001
Item number:  A3758-E

Wireworms can damage a host of plants in home and commercial gardens alike, including corn and small grains, vegetables such as beans, lettuces, carrots, cabbage, radishes, and peas, and flowers such as asters, phlox, gladioli, and dahlias. This fact sheet describes the insect’s life cycle, the destruction it can cause, and the various methods of available control.

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