Question by  HH (404)

How do you get rid of pests on tomato plants?


Answer by  Camy (162)

There are numerous pests that can destroy a tomato plant. You can prevent infestation with insecticidal soaps and dusting. Biological Bacillus spray can be used for ladybugs and get rid of cutworms with a cutworm collar. If spider mites are the problem you can use sticky traps or I have even heard of using garlic oil.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

Ortho Sevin works great on tomato plants. Something less toxic that works effectively is one teaspoon of liquid dishsoap in 2 qts. water. Spray directly on plants twice a week.


Answer by  melissa23 (1002)

You can use sevendust which will kill any pests. Also, you can buy other sprays that are not harmful to the plant to spray. Go to the store and look something that is specially formulated for tomoto plant pests. Make sure you check the leaves regularly to make sure there are no nests.


Answer by  Kris (797)

If something is eating the leaves of your tomato plants quickly and completely, look for a tomato horn worm caterpillar. Remove the pest by hand and kill it. For aphids and other small pests, spray the plant with insecticidal soap. You can also introduce ladybugs into your garden. To stop birds from pecking fruit, tie pie tins to tomato cages.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

As a preventative, plant onion, sage or garlic sets between your tomato rows. Or- handpicking, garden hose, or spraying with a dilute dish soap or garlic and hot pepper.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Spray plants with soapy water, this suffocates the pests. Buy ladybugs and put on tomato plants. Plants get large green caterpillars called horn worms. Best way to get rid of these is to hand pick them off. Drop in soapy water to kill them. Dispose of water far from plants.


Answer by  Creedr (73)

First of all, get rid of the browning leaves by cutting them off. Then either introduce ladybugs to your plants or prepare an oil spray.

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