Safer® Brand Garden Dust With B.T. 8oz

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  • Kills over 20 varieties of caterpillars and worms.
  • Comes with one 8oz bottle of powder.
  • Contains B.t. Kurstaki (bacillus thuringiensis).
  • OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening.
  • After ingesting, caterpillars stop feeding within hours and die within days.
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Description

Safer® Brand Garden Dust with B.t.– 8oz – How It Works Safer® Brand Garden Dust kills and controls over 20 common caterpillars and leaf-eating worms using Bacillus Thuringiensis var. Kurstaki (B.t. for short). B.t is a naturally occurring component of the environment that, when ingested by caterpillars, causes them to stop eating within hours and die within a few days. Garden Dust is a highly selective insecticide for use against caterpillar and leaf-eating worm pests, so beneficial insects, such as honey bees, are not harmed when foraging in treated areas.

This ready-to-use powder can be applied directly to affected plants to begin controlling caterpillars as soon as they’re first noticed. Garden Dust is OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening, so you can control leaf destroying caterpillars and worms in a way that fits into an organic gardening routine.

Garden Dust
 
Best used for:
Organic Gardening
Organic Gardening
Kill Caterpillars and Worms
Killing Caterpillars & Worms
Stops Feeding Damage
Stops Feeding Damage
Spares Beneficial Bugs
Spares Beneficial Insects
RTU Powder
Ready-to-Use Powder
Garden Dust

Stop Plant Damage from Caterpillars and Worms with B.t. Leaf-eating caterpillars and worms eat their way through plant foliage and cause irreparable damage to fruits, vegetables, flowers and lawns extremely quickly. Safer® Brand Garden Dust goes to work right away to stop caterpillars from destroying plants.

Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki is a naturally occurring bacterium that kills destructive worm and caterpillar species. Simply apply Garden Dust to the leaves of vegetables, fruits, lawns, flowers and ornamentals so that worms and caterpillars eat the treated vegetation. Once ingested, the bacterium in B.t. stops them from feeding within a few hours. Within a few days, caterpillars and worms will die of malnutrition.

Target These Pest Insects Use Safer® Brand to eliminate:
  • Armyworms
  • Loopers
  • Hornworms
  • Tomato Fruitworms
  • Diamondback Moths
  • Melonworms
  • Corn Earworms
  • Tobacco Budworms
  • Imported Cabbageworms
  • Leafrollers
  • Sod Webworms
  • Grapeleaf Skeletonizers
  • Pickleworms
  • and more . . .
Armyworm
Tomato Hornworm
Worm on Corn Cog
Caterpillar on Leaf
 
Won’t Harm Beneficial Insects When Used as Directed Safer® Brand Garden Dust controls and eliminates a variety of destructive caterpillars and worms. When used as directed, this treatment won’t harm beneficial insects, such as honey bees, when they’re foraging in treated areas. Honey bees are important to our ecosystem, and their survival is vital to the continued natural pollination process of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Won't Harm Beneficial Insects
 
Broccoli
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For Use on a Variety of Plants Caterpillars & worms aren't picky when it comes to leaves to eat. They skeletonize and eat plant leaves of all kinds. Use Garden Dust to kill caterpillars & worms that invade fruit & vegetable crops like broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, grapes and strawberries. Keep flowers and ornamentals free of leaf damage and looking vibrant. Eliminate worms from causing damage to green lawns.
How To Use Garden Dust Shake the bottle to ensure the proper mixture and distribution of ingredients before applying. Apply Garden Dust directly to plant foliage when caterpillars are first spotted and repeat applications every 7 to 10 days or as needed. Monitor treated areas for any newly hatched pests as egg hatching can occur over time. Thorough leaf coverage is necessary for effective control.
How to Use Garden Dust
 
Easy to Use Applicator

Easy-to-Use Applicator Safer® Brand Garden Dust features a simple shaker canister to make eliminating caterpillars and worms uncomplicated. The easy-to-use applicator lid opens to dispense product when the bottle is squeezed, and closes when not squeezed to securely keep the dust locked inside. This feature allows you to target and apply the B.t. powder directly where insects are hiding and feeding. One bottle covers up to 200 feet of row plantings.

Compliant for Use in Organic Gardening Safer® Brand Garden Dust has been third-party reviewed for use in organic gardening by the Organic Materials Review Institute. It carries the OMRI Listed® seal, and has been deemed compliant for use in organic gardening by the USDA’s National Organic Program. With Safer® Brand Garden Dust, you have an easy-to-use solution to get rid of destructive leaf-eating caterpillars and worms in your garden while staying true to an organic gardening regimen.
OMRI Listed
 
Five Stars "This stuff works 100%. It killed all of the hornworms on my tomato plants." (Review from Anonymous) Read More Reviews »
Safer® Brand Garden Dust Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about Garden Dust? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Safer® Brand Garden Dust With B.T.
Model # 5162-12
Size 8 oz
Active Ingredients B.t. - bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki 0.4365%
Eliminates Caterpillars and worms
For Use On Vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamentals and lawns
Learn More About Insect Pests Safer® Brand Garden Dust eliminates leaf-feeding caterpillars and worms that eat and destroy vegetables, fruits, flowers and lawns. Check out some of our great resources to learn more about the destructive caterpillars and worms that Garden Dust eliminates.
About SAFER® BRAND Safer® Brand leads the alternative lawn and garden products industry, offering many solutions that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Safer® Brand recognizes this growing demand by consumers and offers a wide variety of products for lawns, gardens, landscapes, flowers, houseplants, insects and more! More About SAFER® BRAND »
Specs
Safer® Brand Garden Dust With B.T.
Model # 5162-12
Size 8 oz
Active Ingredients B.t. - bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki 0.4365%
Eliminates
  • Armyworms
  • Bollworms
  • Corn Earworms
  • Diamondback Moths
  • Ello Moth (Hornworm)
  • Grape Leaffolders/Leafrollers
  • Grapeleaf Skeletonizers
  • Green Cloverworms
  • Hornworms
  • Imported Cabbageworms
  • Io Moths
  • Loopers
  • Melonworms
  • Mimosa Webworms
  • Oleander Moths
  • Omnivorous Leaf Rollers
  • Omnivorous Loopers
  • Pickleworms
  • Salt Marsh Caterpillars
  • Tobacco Budworms
  • Tomato Fruitworms
For Use On
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Collard Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Dewberries
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Flowers
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lawns
  • Lentils
  • Melons
  • Mustard
  • Ornamentals
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potato
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tobacco
  • Tomatoes
  • Turfs
  • Turnip Greens
  • Turnips
Usage notes
  • OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic production.
  • Follow individual plant application instructions.
  • Apply every 7 to 10 days or as necessary..
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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
September 27, 2016
Works well By Ken L

I tried planting broccoli and brussel sprouts for the first time, and they were being killed by cabbage worms. I researched solutions online and came across Garden Dust on multiple websites. I've used it for about a week and it didn't kill all of the worms right away, but they seem to have all finally died off. The squirt bottle was very hard to use, so I instead dumped the powder into a Tupperware bowl and used a paintbrush to spread it on the vegetables.

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All About

All About Caterpillars in Your Garden

By learning about the many caterpillars that inhabit your vegetable & fruit gardens, you will find effective methods of controlling them so you can have a healthy harvest without adding toxins to our environment.

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Control Options

Control Options for Caterpillars in Your Garden

What?

B.t. and pyrethrins can be used to help control tomato hornworms, cabbage loopers and cabbageworms. B.t. (Bacillus thuringiensis) eliminates your garden or field of tomato hornworms and other leaf eating caterpillars.

Insecticides containing pyrethrins can also be an effective method of controlling these caterpillars.

How?

B.t. kills hornworm larvae, cabbage loopers and cabbageworms thereby preventing further damage. When the worm ingests the B.t., it works as a gut rot poison that makes the worm stop feeding. The tomato hornworm, cabbage looper or cabbageworm will die within days of malnutrition.

B.t. usually comes in a dust or concentrate and kills a variety of caterpillars and worms.

Pyrethrins paralyze the insects which results in their death.

Safer® Brand offers a variety of control products for tomato hornworms, cabbage loopers and cabbageworms to help control and eliminate these garden pests and revive your plants. Please check out our tomato hornworm, cabbage looper and cabbageworm control products for more details about how they work and how, when, and where they should be applied.

It is recommended with any pesticide to test plants for sensitivity to the product. Spray a small section of the plant in an inconspicuous area and wait 24 hours before full coverage.

When?

B.t. is generally applied when it is a cooler time of day, preferably later in the afternoon or early in the evening since the product breaks down in sunlight and heat. Carefully read and follow all directions on the product's label.

When applying pyrethrins to infected plants, carefully read and follow all directions on the product labeling for safe and effective application. Do not spray plants in the peak of the day or when temperatures exceed 90°F.

 

Natural Predators

What?

Tomato Hornworms

The parasitic wasp and green lacewings are two beneficial insects that help to control tomato hornworm problems. They can be attracted naturally to your cornfield or garden area where your corn is planted, and there are some companies that grow these insects and sell them to consumers.

Cabbage Loopers

Predators of the cabbage looper include lady beetles, spiders, pirate bugs, wasps, birds and small mammals.

Cabbageworms

A natural control method would be to entice parasitic wasps to your garden so these beneficial pests can help control the cabbageworm.

How?

Tomato Hornworm

The parasitic wasp lays its eggs inside the tomato hornworm's egg. These have shown success rates of over 50% and higher. Upon hatching, the green lacewing larvae will eat the larvae of the tomato hornworm.

Cabbage Loopers

The predators and parasites of cabbage loopers attack both larvae and eggs, killing them for food as well as paralyzing them and depositing eggs in the larva or egg. When the parasitic egg has hatched, it will feed on the cabbage looper larva or egg.

Cabbageworms

The parasitic wasp lays its eggs inside the cabbageworm's egg. You can attract parasitic wasps by planting nectar and pollen producing plants in the garden or near crops.

If trying to attract these natural predators doesn't work, they can also be purchased from companies who raise them.

When?

Plant pollen or nectar producing flora as soon as possible according to the temperature of your area. Most local greenhouses and garden centers can help you determine the right planting time.

Contact a company that raises beneficial insects to find out when they should be purchased and released for maximum hornworm control.

 

Environmental Controls

What?

Removing crop remnants, tilling the soil, and handpicking larvae are all methods that will help control these caterpillars. Using covers on rows of plantings of the cabbage family will not only help to keep out the cabbageworm but will also keep out the cabbage looper and other pests.

How?

Handpick then destroy the caterpillars when you find them. Remember not to disturb any caterpillars having white cocoons on their bodies. These are the pupae of the parasitic wasp. Place covers on rows of plantings according to the accompanying instructions or seek direction from your local home and garden center.

When?

As soon as you find any of these caterpillars, just pick them off the foliage and destroy them, again taking care not to remove those with white cocoons on their backs. Use covers on rows of plantings of the cabbage family before pests appear.

Tips

Expert Tips for a Beautiful Garden!

Gardening can be a very rewarding and healthy undertaking. By using products and methods that comply with organic gardening standards, plants grow better, insect pests can be controlled, plant diseases can be eliminated, and lush harvests can be enjoyed!

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Tips for Using Safer® Brand Caterpillar Killer with B.t., Garden Dust

Directions for use:

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Note: This product must not be applied within 300 feet of any habitats of endangered or threatened Lepidoptera (i.e. moths or butterflies.)

Application:


Application Rates:

Apply Safer® Brand Garden Dust when pests are first noticed and repeat every 7 to 10 days as necessary. Caterpillar egg hatch can occur over an extended time period. Monitor treated areas for the presence of newly hatched pests and retreat if necessary. Thorough leaf coverage is necessary for effective control. After ingesting a treated portion of the leaf, caterpillars stop feeding within a few hours. Death occurs in a few days.

Apply to foliage of listed crops at a rate of 2 to 3 ounces per 50 feet of row plantings.

Use on these crops:

  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Potato
  • Melons
  • Cauliflower
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Turnips
  • Lentils
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Turnip Greens
  • Cabbage
  • Squash
  • Mustard
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Collard Lettuce
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kohlrabi
  • Beets
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Escarole
  • Endive
  • Potato
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tobacco

To control these insects:

  • Armyworms
  • Loopers
  • Tomato Fruitworm
  • Diamondback Moth
  • Melonworm
  • Corn Earworm
  • Green Cloverworm
  • Pickleworm
  • Bollworm
  • Hornworms
  • Mimosa Webworm
  • Tobacco Budworm
  • Imported Cabbageworm
  • Salt Marsh Caterpillar

Use on these fruits:

  • Blackberries
  • Dewberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes Currants
  • Raspberries

To control these insects:

  • Armyworms
  • Grape Leaffolder/Leafroller Loopers
  • Grapeleaf Skeletonizer
  • Hornworms
  • Salt Marsh Caterpillar

Use on Lawns to Control this Insect:

  • Sod Webworm

Use on Flowers and Ornamentals to Control these Insects:

  • Loopers
  • Tobacco Budworm
  • Omnivorous Loopers
  • Omnivorous Leaf Roller
  • Diamondback Moth
  • Armyworms
  • Ello Moth (Hornworm)
  • Io Moth
  • Oleander Moth

Storage & Disposal:

Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage and disposal.

Storage: Store in a cool dry area away from heat or open flame and inaccessible to children and animals.

Disposal:

If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in the trash or offer for recycling if available.

If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

FAQs

FAQs About Insects in Your Tomato Garden

 

Q: My plant leaves look chewed! Do you know what type of insect might do that?

A: Insects that have the ability to chew plants must have special cutters in their mouths for this purpose. Such insects may include caterpillars, beetles, and grasshoppers, for example.

 

Q: If I use a floating row cover, how will bees and other pollinating insects reach the plants?

A: They won’t be able to so you will need to pollinate them yourself by hand. Check with your local garden center or farm supply store to find out how to hand pollinate them. You may want to remove the row covers during times of insect pollination.

 

Q: How do I know if my plant is being attacked by an insect or a disease?

A:If it’s an insect, the plant may have holes in its leaves. Turn the leaves over and you may see the insects themselves clustered on the underside of the leaves. You may also see and feel a sticky substance if it’s an insect because the insect will leave a secretion on the plant.

 

Q: I have really big larvae in my garden, and my neighbor says they are Tomato Hornworms. They are attacking my tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. How do I get rid of them?

A: B.t. (Bacillus Thuringiensis) is an excellent way to get rid of them without harming beneficial bugs. It actually works on most caterpillars. When the worm ingests theB.t., it works as a gut rot poison that makes the worm stop feeding. The tomato hornworm will stop feeding immediately and die within days.