How to Get Rid of Tomato Hornworms

By on July 09, 2014

Tomato Hornworms can quickly defoliate a tomato plant. In this video, Tricia shares her tips on getting rid of tomato hornworms before they get your tomatoes!

  Comments (5)


Great video - but you might check the tech on the close caption on the bottom. It’s misspelling a lot of words. Thanks for all you do!

Posted by Rebecca on Jul. 12, 2014 at 10:31:20 AM


One trick I learned several years ago was to shake the tomato plants when looking for hornworms.  they make a clicking sound when disturbed which is easily heard.  Once you hear the click its easy to know if there are any worms around, and if there is you know approximately where to look.  Always works for me.

Posted by harry jenkins on Jul. 12, 2014 at 12:37:06 PM


Paying the kids a quarter per horned worm works to! smile

Posted by Bob on Jul. 13, 2014 at 10:51:34 PM


Please don’t spray spinosid products.  Especially during the day.  Think about it, the honey bee picks it up and brings it back to the pupae in the hive which are essentially caterpillars and while it may not harm the adult bee, the young pupae are affected.  Thanks!

Posted by Todd on Jul. 15, 2014 at 8:46:29 AM

Thanks for the tip Todd, you’re right it’s important that the spinosid insecticide dries down before bees are active. The dried residue of spinosid has been studied and has no noticeable ill effect on adult honey bees and brood.

Posted by on Jul. 15, 2014 at 9:29:00 AM

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