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[Tomato Dirt] Be on the Lookout For These 3 Tomato Pests on Fruit
August 21, 2014
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Image: David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
Nothing can be more frustrating than to lovingly nurture your tomato plants from seedlings to the point where you are nearly ready to pick luscious fruit from their vines … only to discover that an annoying pest has gotten to your precious tomatoes first.
Three of the most common tomato pests that feast on your fruit – stink bugs, tomato fruit worm, and slugs – leave similar telltale evidence: holes. Stink bugs and tomato fruit worm also leave dark pinpricks or light or discolored patches on the fruit.
In all three cases, you can use any of the following methods to treat tomatoes to rid them of these pests.
Find out more about tomato pests so you can keep your plants and fruit healthy and productive for the rest of the season.
And check out insight about tomato pests and tomato diseases on our Tomato Problems Pinterest board.
Image: Stink Bug Control
Bill Campbell explains how he got rid of stink bugs permanently – using a natural, non-toxic method. You can get his tips to get rid of them, too.
|Stink Bug Trap
|Slug X Trap
|Bonide Horticultural Oil
|Tomato Fruitworms: How to Identify and Control Them
|Tomato Hornworms: How to Identify and Control Them
|Tomato Pests That Attack Tomatoes in Containers
|Identify and Control Indoor Tomato Pests
That’s it for now. More next time!
Until then, happy gardening!