Cabbage loopers on basil

Cabbage loopers on basil

My mother has a little pot of basil in her kitchen and noticed holes appearing in the leaves. She called last night and asked me to look at it when I came over this morning. After inspecting the plant for a minute, I found at least 4 cabbage loopers (inch worms?) munching it. I don't know much about them other than how to identify them and that they make holes in leaves. Can I just pick them off to save the plant (I'm not afraid to touch them), or will more drastic measures be necessary?
Another use for ground cover?

Another use for ground cover?

Terrarium.

Terrarium.

what kind of hops is growing in my garden?

what kind of hops is growing in my garden?

New home and garden post Katrina

New home and garden post Katrina

I gave you an inch, you want a house with a yard.

I gave you an inch, you want a house with a yard.

Yard Waste Mushroom Experiment

Yard Waste Mushroom Experiment