Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer – 32oz Ready to Use Spray – How It Works Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer combines pyrethrins and potassium salts of fatty acids to kill a variety of nuisance garden insects on contact. Eliminate hard-bodied and soft-bodied insects like beetles, aphids and caterpillars to control and prevent damage to your prized tomato and vegetable crops. This ready-to-use spray is OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening, so you can grow your organic vegetables pest-free.Best used for:Organic GardeningKilling soft bodied insectsKilling hard bodied insectsProtecting tomatoes & vegetablesReady-to-use SprayKills Insects on Contact Potassium salts of fatty acids and pyrethrins combine to kill and control many of the common insects that cause damage to vegetable gardens everywhere. Whether you have hard-bodied insects, such as beetles, eating the leaves of your plants, or soft-bodied insects, including caterpillars, attacking the fruit, Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer will eliminate both. Pyrethrins attack the insect’s nervous system, rapidly paralyzing it so it can no longer cause damage to the plant. Potassium salts of fatty acids, which are made from the natural fatty acids found in animal fats and plant oils, weaken the insects protective outer shell. Once this shell is damaged, the insect will begin to dehydrate from the inside out, eventually causing it to die.Target These Unwanted Insects Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer will control:
Protect Your Vegetables from Insect Invaders Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer protects vegetables and gardens from damaging insect pests. Simply spray to protect vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and eggplants. It can also be used on leafy greens like kale, lettuce, cabbage and herbs, plus other crops like beans, potatoes and melons.How To Use Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer Be sure to shake the bottle before using to ensure proper mixture and distribution while spraying. Spray Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer at the first sign of insects on your vegetables. Thoroughly saturate all plant surfaces where insects are feeding or resting. Apply every 7-10 days when insects are present, or as-needed to prevent damage. Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer can be used up to the day of harvest, so you can control pest damage until the very end!A Convenient Ready-to-Use Solution When problem insects strike your tomato and vegetable garden, having a solution that’s simple and easy-to-use is the way to go. Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer comes in a convenient ready-to-use solution to make eliminating insects easy. Plus, we’ve added a newly designed sprayer head to our bottles for a more consistent spray pattern to help you target and eliminate garden pests.Compliant for Use in Organic Gardening Growing an organic garden can provide a host of physical, mental and economic benefits to those who choose to get involved in the hobby. Organic gardening can help to save money in the long run by creating a sustainable garden that feeds the soil in which it grows. It also can be enjoyable and rewarding to grow your own nutritious fruits and vegetables. When it’s harvest time, you can eat directly from your garden! Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer has been third-party tested for use in organic gardening by the Organic Materials Review Institute to carry the OMRI Listed® seal, which means it has been deemed compliant for use in organic gardening by the USDA’s National Organic Program.."Bought primarily to eliminate insects found of asparagus. Kills on contact as advertised. Safer® Brand will always be on the shelf from now on. (Review from Bczapper)" Read More Reviews »Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
- Asparagus Beetles
- Bean Beetles
- Colorado Potato Beetles
- Cucumber Beetles
- Flea Beetles
- Imported Cabbageworm
- Cabbage Looper
- Diamond Back Moth Larvae
- Plant Bugs
Safer ® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer Ready-to-Use Spray Model # 5085-6 Size 32 fl oz Active Ingredients Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 1.015%, Pyrethrins .012% Eliminates Aphids, asparagus beetles, bean beetles, cabbage loopers, caterpillars, Colorado potato beetles, cucumber beetles, diamond-backed moths, flea beetles, imported cabbageworms, leafhoppers, plant bugs, tomato hornworm and whiteflies.Learn More About Gardening Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer eliminates many problem insects that have the potential to ruin vegetable gardens and flower beds. For garden insect control, use Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer to keep your organic garden pest free. Check out some of our great resources to learn more about gardening and the destructive insects that Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer controls.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 »
Safer® Brand Tomato and Vegetable Insect Killer, RTU Model # 5085-6 Size 32 fl oz Active Ingredients Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 1.015%, Pyrethrins .012% Eliminates
- Asparagus beetles
- Bean beetles
- Cabbage loopers
- Colorado potato beetles
- Cucumber beetles
- Diamond-backed moths
- Flea beetles
- Imported cabbageworms
- Plant bugs
- Tomato hornworm
For Use On
- Brussels sprouts
- Before use, shake well.
- Moisten plant surfaces with this spray, focus on areas where insects are evident.
- Apply every 7 to 10 days when insects are present.
- Can use up to the day of harvest.
- All About
All About Growing Tomatoes
Growing tomatoes can be a fun and rewarding activity. As seedlings are planted in the spring, gardeners are often already dreaming of those plump, juicy tomatoes fresh from the garden all summer long.
Safer® Brand provides the know-how and great tips for growing delicious tomatoes. Growing tomatoes with these instructions and tips means your family can enjoy them without worry in sandwiches, sauces and all kinds of great recipes! Happy growing!
- Control Options
Pest and Disease Control of Tomatoes
What's Bugging your Tomatoes?
Are there holes in the leaves of your plants or tiny little creatures on the leaves and stem? Maybe you can even see big beetles resting on the leaves and eating them? For insect troubles, use Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer. It is an OMRI Listed® pesticide that utilizes the dual action of soap and pyrethrin for use in vegetable gardening.
If you fear your trouble is with leaf feeding worms or caterpillars, try a more targeted approach. Garden Dust and Caterpillar Killer (liquid concentrate) are Safer® Brand’s OMRI Listed® products with Bt. (Bacillus thuringensis var. Kurstaki) which targets these leaf eating caterpillars.
Common Tomato Diseases
Blossom End Rot - Irregular watering or not enough calcium or nutrients in the soil can lead to blossom end rot. Blossom end rot is large brown spots at the bottom of the tomato plant that ultimately leaves them inedible. Tomatoes that touch or grow in the soil will likely develop this issue as well. It is not a disease, rather a physiological disorder. Mulching, regular watering, and fertilization will eliminate or at least reduce the likelihood of this issue arising. Have your soil tested for calcium deficiency if it continues to be a problem.
Leaf Spot – (Early Blight, Late Blight and Septoria Leaf Spot) Leaf Spot diseases for tomatoes show as dark brown spots with dark concentric rings on the leaves.
Fruit Rot – (Anthracnose, Early Blight and Late Blight) Fruit rot shows on the fruit of the plant and develops as early rotting fruit on the vine. This typically occurs when the fruit touches the soil.
Management of Diseases - Consistent watering practices and a sunny location with good air circulation will help prevent these diseases, but if they occur, use Safer® Brand Garden Fungicide to eliminate them. It is an OMRI Listed® sulfur based fungicide that can be used up to the day of harvest on tomatoes and other vegetables. (Just wash your veggies as you normally would before eating) It will kill the disease on contact and prevent additional outbreaks of the disease for about 30 days by changing the pH of the plant so the disease cannot thrive.
When leaf spot is present, remove the damaged leaves from the plants but do not remove more than 30% of the plant's leaves at one time. If the problem is attacking more than 30% of the leaves, remove only up to 30% of the worst affected leaves, spray garden fungicide and repeat the process in about 10 days.
Important! When using any pesticide products test the plant for sensitivity in a small area and wait 24 hours to make sure the plant is unharmed before using the product on the full plant.
- Why Organic
Expert Tips for a Beautiful Garden Full of Tomatoes!
Gardening can be a very rewarding and healthy undertaking. By using products and methods that are compliant with organic gardening standards, plants grow better, insect pests can be controlled, plant diseases can be eliminated, and lush harvests can be enjoyed!
Mulch & Weed Control
Add mulch to the area around your planted tomatoes to reduce weeds, and keep moisture and nutrients in the soil. Adding Concern® Weed Prevention Plus® to the soil when planting will further prevent weeds from germinating.
Preventing weed growth is important because weeds can rob the tomatoes of moisture, light and nutrients. Weeds can also harbor insect pests and disease. If weeds are a problem in your garden, try Safer® Brand Fast Acting Weed & Grass Killer. It is an herbicidal soap for use in organic gardening that knocks down weeds within hours and only kills what you spray it on. It won’t move through the soil to nearby plants, and it can be used up to the day of harvest around tomato plants and other vegetables.
Water tomato plants very regularly and keep the soil moist. Irregular watering can lead to cat facing which is when a tomato has a crack down the center of it. A cat-faced tomato can still be eaten but isn’t as attractive.
Water tomato plants in the morning so the moisture can dry during the day. If you must water in the evening, make sure to water at least 2 hours before the sun goes down to prevent very damp conditions during the night hours. Damp conditions overnight can lead to fungal issues.
Water tomatoes at the stem and in the surrounding soil. Do not water the full plant and leaves as only the roots need water to thrive. Watering the leaves may also lead to fungal disease problems.
Harvest tomatoes when they are fully ripe for best flavor and nutrition. If there is a great concern about critters eating the fruit of your labor before you get a chance to, try our sister product – Havahart® Critter Ridder® to keep the animals away. It is also OMRI Listed® for use in organic fruit and vegetable gardening.
Also, harvesting a tomato just before it is fully red can keep critters away too. Let the tomato ripen fully on your window sill inside before eating.
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 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. It actually works on most caterpillars. When the worm ingests the B.t., it works as a gut rot poison that makes the worm stop feeding. The tomato hornworm will stop feeding and die within days.