Yates Nature’s Way Caterpillar Killer is based on Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki, which is an insecticide derived from beneficial bacteria found in soil, on plant surfaces and also in insects. It specifically targets caterpillars and is safe for beneficial insects such as ladybirds and bees. Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki affects the insect’s digestive system. The bacteria produce a toxic protein that paralyses the insect’s gut.
Once a caterpillar eats treated foliage, it stops eating but may take up to 3-4 days to die and drop from the leaf.
Yates Nature’s Way products are based on natural, low toxic and organic ingredients. To help protect and repair our environment, we donate a percentage of sales to Landcare.
FEATURES • Certified for use in organic gardens by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) • Controls Armyworm, cotton bollworm, native budworm (Helicoverpa sp), cabbage moth caterpillars, cabbage white butterfly caterpillars, green looper, lightbrown apple moth caterpillars, pear looper, vine moth caterpillars, soybean looper, tobacco looper. • Can be used on vegetables, fruits, vines, herbs, ornamental shrubs, flowers and trees. • Safe for bees, ladybirds, birds, fish, mammals and pets • Contains 4 X 10g handy sized sachets
INGREDIENTS Active: 8640 International units of potency per mg of Bacillus Thuringiensis var. Kurstaki