Preventive Solutions for Worms/Catapillars - Knowledgebase Question

Port Charlotte, Fl
Question by jr8korody
June 3, 2010
What are the best solutions to prevent worms from boring into the squash and or eating the cabbage plant leaves. Also what can you do to prevent catapillars on the tomatoes.


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Answer from NGA
June 3, 2010

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The best control for caterpillars is Bt (bacillus thuringensis) which is sold as Dipel or Thuricide. It's a bacterium that acts as a stomach poison to caterpillars and controls them quite well. It's harmless to people, pets and plants. Be sure to apply according to label directions. Good luck with your garden!

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