Agave plants are grown and the nectar is used as a sweetener. Like most plants, the Agave plant has certain pests that like to live around and eat it. Caulotops Barberi pests are extremely small, elusive creatures that hide at any inkling of a threat. Insecticides are extremely helpful in eradicating these tan to black colored pests. They are most active early morning and late at night, which is when insecticides should be applied. It would benefit to treat the soil and surrounding area with this insecticide, as these bugs like to live in the soil.
- Agave is subject to numerous threats including bacteria, insects, and fungal rot.
- It is important to treat the areas around an agave plant to combat insect problems
- Caulotops barberi pests are most active during the morning and late night, so these are the best times to apply insecticides.
“Insecticidal soap or broad spectrum insecticides can be effective in controlling agave plant bugs.”