The Q&A Archives: natural pest control - tomotoes

Question: I am looking for a natural pest control/ or suggestions for companion planting to keep those pesky

Answer: Those caterpillars are called hornworms and they are the larvae of a Sphinx moth. The bacterial insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis sprinkled on the leaves of your tomato plants will control the pests. Or, if you're brave, you can hand pick them.

Best wishes with your tomatoes!

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