Re: Malthion as a carcinogen

Jeffrey Michael Stein (
Wed, 3 Aug 1994 15:57:21 -0400 (EDT)

> my grandfather. He took pipe tobacco, mixed it with water and
> created a nicotine slurry. He put the diluted juice into his
> sprayer and sprayed his plants with it. The stuff even killed
> tomato hornworms (that's odd!). It might be worth trying because
> it's simple, cheap, and effective. And it won't make you sick
> unless you dine on carnivorous plants or smoke it.
> ---Steve
That is not surprising at all. Nicotine is a defense compound produced by the
plants of the the tobacco family. You could even grind up Cannabis sativa and
use that as a spray, if I'm not mistaken THC serves a similar purpose. Of
course it may cost more!