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Tomato Pest Control

BT Organic Insect Control for Your Tomatoes

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Kill Bad Bugs Using Natural Methods

How would you like to kill bugs BEFORE they have a chance to kill your plants?

If that sounds good to you, keep reading because we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for.

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How to Identify Tomato Pests

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Don’t Let These Pests Destroy Your Plants!

Home tomato growers across the country face a variety of insect pests that will eat the plants, damage the fruit and leave the plant vulnerable to disease.

Today, we’re going to tell you about the tomato pests that can kill your plants before you get your first tomato so that you know what to look for and can stop the destruction before it starts!

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Root-Knot Nematodes

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Have you ever pull up a troubled plant and found knots on the roots? Most likely root-knot nematodes are the root of your problems.

Nematodes are microscopic roundworms that live in the dirt. Many of them are actually beneficial and are used to control pests including grubs, fleas, aphids, beetles, fungus gnats and other pests that inhabit the soil.

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Beneficial Insects for Tomato Plants

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Before you reach for the broad spectrum insecticides remember that not all insects are bad. In fact only 2% of the insect population is destructive and some insects are really good because they feast on the “bad insects.” Many insecticides will kill those good bugs and leave your garden vulnerable to a re-infestation of crop destroying critters.

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BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) for Natural Pest Control

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Many of the pests that make a meal out of your tomato plants can be controlled by the judicious use of BT (Bacillus thuringiensis). BT, which is actually a microbial disease, is not toxic to people, animals, birds or even beneficial insects. It biologically targets tomato plant destroying pests including army worms, loopers, and the dreaded tomato hornworm. The larvae of the pest eats the BT, the spores dissolve releasing toxins into the bloodstream, the toxins multiply and the pest is poisoned. Thus you have a safe and natural “pesticide” which does not harm your tomatoes or the surrounding environment.

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Integrated Pest Management for Tomato Plants

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Too often home gardeners reach for chemical controls without really knowing what they are and if they are really necessary. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) was developed to provide an environmentally friendly way to control pests.

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