Why Does Yardener Recommend BT For Killing Caterpillars

Question From: K. BuMiller - Escondido, California, United States
Q: "Holes Chewed in Leaves" (Butterfly plant) and you recommend BT and other caterpillar control. Obviously you don't have a clue, suggesting people poison their plant! I know all about BT and sure, it's considered organic but who in the hell wants anything to die from their nectar bush? I have the bush as a nectar plant. This REALLY makes me angry!!!

A: Sorry for your destress. Bt does not affect nectar feeders. Here is a website that will give you more information: http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu. I suggest you take the time and do your homework before attacking any response. Use of Bt is on the best practice list for certified organic gardeners.

You can also see my response to your friend here: https://gardening.yardener.com/questions/Why-Does-Yardener-Offer-Information-On-How-To-Kill-Caterpillars

Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy