How to Get Rid of Tomato Worms

How to Get Rid of Tomato Worms – So-called because of the black or greenhorn on its lower extremity, the hornworm tomato is large and green with white bars on its sides. It leaves excrements and large holes in the leaves and fruits of the tomato plant and will defoliate your tomato garden if not properly controlled. The best defense against hornworm tomatoes is offense. Here are some ways to keep these creatures under control and keep your garden green.

How to Get Rid of Tomato Worms


How to Get Rid of Tomato Worms

Things you need

  • Hot pepper
  • Soap
  • Lime Spray
  • Bird House
  • Bird Feeder
  • Bird Bath
  • Insect Kill
  • Rotenone Solution


  1. Get down on your hands and knees and look under your tomato plants for the evidence of hornworms. Green excrements are usually the best indicator. If you see any horn worms or larvae in your tomato plants, remove them by hand.
  2. Make a hot pepper or soap and lemon spray and pulverize it directly into the worms. To make the spray, Chop & # XBD-cup spicy peppers, and mix them with 2 cups of hot water. Coe and spray. The capsaicin in the peppers should cause damage to the nerves of the insects and repel them from the plants.
  3. Do the things of inviting birds into the garden. Build birdhouses, put out bird feeders and bird baths. They are natural predators of the hornworms tomatoes.
  4. Use mosquito-swatters if other means of refuge control & # X2019-T worked, but use them sparingly, as they also kill beneficial insects such as wasps and bees.
  5. Cultivate your garden completely in the fall by exposing the soil down to two inches and allowing the birds to access any worms on the surface. After two days, rake the soil again to expose more that may have hatched, and after another day or two, plant a crop of coverage or mulch heavily.
  6. Allied plant cultures like Dill, Basil Opal and marigolds nearby.
  7. Use biological controls such as ladybugs, Wasps, and lacewings to attack the eggs of hornworms.
  8. Use a botanical control, such as solution 1% of Rotenone.


Tips and warnings

The use of any type of pesticide or herbicide should be extremely limited and as a last resort. Even organic solutions can disrupt the natural balance of the soil or cause damage to beneficial plants and insects. Always wear gloves when handling potentially harmful agents.

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