Worms on tomato plants - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville Beach, Fl
Question by barbkinkade
May 1, 2010
We live in N. Florida and get about 1 inch long worms on our tomato plants. What is best to get rid of them without hurting our tomato plants?

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2010


The best defense against those fruit worms is Bt (bacillus thuringensis) which is sold as Thuricide or Dipel. It's a bacterium that acts as a stomach poison and will control caterpillars without harming beneficial insects, people or pets. It's safe to use on your tomatoes.

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