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Hello, will yates Success knock down Fruit Fly as well given the active ingredient Spinosad is common to both

I am growing tomatoes and cut one open to find horrible brown inside. I sent pictures to WA Dept. of Ag and frmo the images they said it could be Fruit Fly. I have been using Yates Success at 25ml/1 litre and your product specifically for Fruit fly has the same active ingredient. Will this and the same usage rate knock both catepillars and fruit fly?

Submitted: 03:09PM, 09 Dec 2010
Answer: Dear Luke,

The product to use that will control fruit fly is called Nature’s Way Fruit Control. This product does contain Spinosad (a naturally occurring bacteria) but it also contain a protein and sugar based bait that will lure the fruit fly to where you have sprayed. The fruit fly will be attracted to the smell of the bait, which is similar to ripening fruit, and ingest the product from the leaf. The fruit fly will then die.

Success Insect Control also contains Spinosad but it controls caterpillars by both contact and ingestion. Once the product has been mixed with water and sprayed onto the leaf it moves through the leaf surface via translaminar movement making it resistant to UV light and rain once the spray has dried. The caterpillar will automatically chew the leaf and ingest it. It will kill the caterpillar in approx 3 days. Success Insect Control doesn’t need or have a bait incorporated in the formulation to attract the caterpillar as does the Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control product.

If you have fruit fly attacking your tomatoes you will need to spray Nature’s Way Fruit Fly Control to protect your fruit.

Answered: 04:49PM, 14 Jan 2011

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