Can someone identify this tomato boring worm and advice?

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  1. gwcato

    gwcato New Seed

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    This worm is destroying my tomatoes here in North Carolina. How is the best way to stop it, with poison as the last option. Thanks!
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    If it's a green horned worm, just reach in and pull them off and dispose of them any way you see fit. I step on them but many people don't kill them because they like the moth they turn into. But, I don't raise my tomatoes to feed moths. dooley
     
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    Bacillus Thuringensis Concentrate 8 oz
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    The above is a mixture that is diluted and you mix it with water and apply with a spray bottle. It is a natural substance that makes the caterpillars ill and then they die.

    This is the tomato horned worm. Best thing to do is apply the above mixture and then look for these BIG caterpillars and then kill them.



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