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Old August 30, 2018   #1
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Destryoying my tomato plants. Eats cherry tomatoes like drilling a hole through them. Now something eating holes in leaves on 1st year blackberry bush. Tried Bacillus Thuringensis and Spinosad. No improvement.
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16 oz hammer.

Looks like a fruit worm.
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I thought was fruit worm. How can I kill all its relatives. I killed this one but destruction continues.
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I thought was fruit worm. How can I kill all its relatives. I killed this one but destruction continues.
Is there a night light around the moth that lays the eggs is attracted by lights.
what many of us call millers.
Those pesky night moths.
The same some what type of moth also produces the cut worm.
here is but one.
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Only a spotlight that is motion-detected. Only on when I let dog out and he comes back in. What can I do to kill all the worms.
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BT is the only thing I know of besides sevin dust.
Then there are extremes beyond that.
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Destryoying my tomato plants. Eats cherry tomatoes like drilling a hole through them. Now something eating holes in leaves on 1st year blackberry bush. Tried Bacillus Thuringensis and Spinosad. No improvement.

Here is a link that may help.


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Tomato Fruitworm
1. Sanitation. Collect and dispose of any infested fruit before the insect completes its life cycle.
2. Introduce parasitic wasps. Do not remove parasitized caterpillars. Instead, leave them to assist as a natural, biological control.
3. Dusting with diatomaceous earth may kill larvae.
4. Use of a biological pesticide such as Bt can kill larvae during the warmest months.
5. Use chemical pesticides. The pest has developed a resistance to many pesticides but the following pesticides are often used: esfenvalerate (Asana), methomyl (Lannate), azinphos-methyl (Guthion), carbaryl (Sevin), or pyrethrin. These must be applied before the worm enters the fruit.
6. Minimize local food sources. Avoid planting tomatoes near corn or other hosts of the fruitworm to minimize populations.
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I am getting a few of them as well but I figure that they are not in that many of my tomatoes and the end of the season is near so I just remove infested fruits and feed them to the chickens so that the worm can not mature and then lay eggs as a moth. I don't worry about it. I am still getting enough tomatoes to eat.
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I had them wipe out the whole garden one year.

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I am getting a few of them as well but I figure that they are not in that many of my tomatoes and the end of the season is near so I just remove infested fruits and feed them to the chickens so that the worm can not mature and then lay eggs as a moth. I don't worry about it. I am still getting enough tomatoes to eat.

Good idea about the chickens, lovely colored yolks from the tomatoes, I bet. I used to laugh at how excited the chickens would get over caterpillars or bugs given to them. Mine loved grated carrots, too.
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Mine follow me to the compost pile when I go out to dump my bucket of kitchen waste.
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Mine follow me to the compost pile when I go out to dump my bucket of kitchen waste.

Back when we lived in east Texas and had the farm, most of what I compost now went to the chickens and pigs, LOL.
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^^^^This exactly. Problem solved.
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^^^^This exactly. Problem solved.

I had the nicest garden ever only to come home from Alaska to find all of my Earls faux (?) and I cant think of the others it slips my mind now all full of worm holes in the nice big juicy tomatoes.
Oh it was hump or something like that.
I just looked it up it was stump of the world.
This week has been a bad week for memory for some reason.
Any way I lost an estimated 400 pounds or more of tomatoes all in all to these worms.

I was heart broken.
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Destryoying my tomato plants. Eats cherry tomatoes like drilling a hole through them. Now something eating holes in leaves on 1st year blackberry bush. Tried Bacillus Thuringensis and Spinosad. No improvement.

Ginger, I think he tried BT already without success.
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