Caterpillar problems can be daunting, as these insects feast on the leaves in your outdoor garden and wreak havoc on your plants. Here at Hydrobuilder, we have put together the best caterpillar killer selection in one place so you can regain control of your garden!
The Best Caterpillar Killer Products
These four different caterpillar killer products are sure to help you get rid of caterpillars in your garden, but which one is right for your specific problem?
We have selected preventative plant washes that you can use to discourage butterflies from laying eggs on your plants in the first place, and the strongest caterpillar killers to quickly extinguish any infestation you are dealing with. Read on to find the right product for you!
Dyna-Gro Pure Neem Oil Concentrate
Neem oil is a natural pesticide that can be used as a preventative or proactive measure for caterpillars on your plants. It has a powerful residual effect, so you can spray your plants every so often, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your plants are protected. It can be used indoors OR outdoors, is completely safe, and has a number of other benefits on your plants. If you want to take an aggressive, proactive approach to pest control, Dyna-Gro Pure Neem Oil Concentrate should be a staple in your arsenal. Dilute before use.
Safer Brand Caterpillar Killer Concentrate
Safer Brand Caterpillar Killer is one of the most popular products for caterpillar control, and for good reason. This is a very strong, OMRI listed pesticide and our recommendation for growers struggling with a serious caterpillar infestation. Safer Brand Caterpillar Killer features Dipel, or bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki, which once ingested by worms or caterpillars, quickly kills them. It is the most economical, convenient, and powerful caterpillar insecticide on the market, and that's why it is our choice. It works great for hobby growers with a few plants, or commercial growers who need enough product to treat row planting.
It is recommended to spray in the late afternoon or on cloudy days, as b.t. will degrade in sunlight. This is a concentrate, and will need to be diluted according to the directions on your bottle.
Monterey Lawn & Garden B.t. Concentrate
Monterey Lawn and Garden B.t. Concentrate is another powerful bt caterpillar killer. This easy to mix liquid concentrate rapidly kills caterpillar-type insects, but has no effect on birds, earthworms, or beneficial bugs you may encounter in your outdoor garden such as honey bees or ladybugs. This is a great product to use if you are an organic grower looking for an OMRI listed product to use on fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, or herbs up until the day of harvest. Worms and caterpillars eat the treated foliage, and then immediately stop feeding on your leaves and damaging plants, and begin to die. What sets Monterey Lawn and Garden B.t. caterpillar killer apart from Safer Brand is the inclusion of Spinosad, an increasingly popular organic insecticide. This product also treats more than just caterpillars and worms, and will help other common outdoor garden pests. Dilute before use.
Safer Brand 3 in 1 Garden Spray Concentrate
Safer Brand Caterpillar Killer is definitely a must-use for serious caterpillar infestations. However, Safer Brand 3 in 1 Garden Spray Concentrate is a great option for those dealing with more than just caterpillars. It is very likely that you may have more than one pest infiltrating your plants, and if this is the case, Safer Brand 3 in 1 Garden Spray Concentrate will help eliminate all your bugs and plant diseases. It controls PM, black spot, leaf spot, and rust, and kills aphids, beetles, caterpillars, crickets,earwigs, lace bugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, plant bugs, scale crawlers, thrips, whiteflies, and more.
This product can be used up until the day of harvest, is OMRI listed and compliant for use in organic gardening, and will not kill any beneficial insects. For growers dealing with more than just caterpillars, use Safer Brand 3 in 1 Garden Spray Concentrate. Dilute before use.