How to Keep Bugs from Eating Tomato Plants

How to Keep Bugs from Eating Tomato Plants Pest Control

Having your own garden or tomato plant can provide you with enough of the vegetables to last you all season.  You can enjoy perfectly ripened, all natural tomatoes whenever you want.  There is no hassle of worrying about whether or not they were sprayed with pesticide.  But sometimes bugs will attack your plants and snack on the tomatoes before you can.  This can be very annoying especially since the bugs attack all the bulbs at once leaving not one for you to enjoy.  But fear not, there is a way to stop these bugs in an all natural way. Read on to learn how to keep bugs from eating tomato plants in your garden.

Potential Solutions

1)   Spice Spray

The way to make a spice rack spray is as easy as it sounds.  Take every single thing you have on your spice rack and some other smelly ingredients and throw them together. Onions, peppers, bay leaves, garlic, paprika, and anything with a strong scent works.  Put a spoon or two of each into a pot of water.  Steep this concoction for a few minutes and allow it time to cool.  Strain everything and put it into a spray bottle.  You can also add a few drops of dish detergent if it is your prerogative, but this is not recommended because the detergent could burn the tomatoes.  The stinkier the mixture the better. You will have to reapply the solution after every rain or watering.

2)   DIPEL

Bacillus Thuringiensis also known as DIPEL is a pest control spray used by organic farmers all around the globe.  This solution contains a highly effective repellant against a wide variety of bugs.  Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and other pests stand no chance against this industrial strength spray.  This solution works as a biological control.  The bug must first ingest it and then it will die three to five days later.  Sunlight does break the compound up so repeat spraying after a few days.  This should take care of your bug problem.

Continuing Problems

If you still have problems with bugs attacking your tomato plants, you should seek professional help.  Use TalkLocal to be put in contact with reliable local businesses.  You don’t have to do any work! Simply input your problem and availability to talk to help within minutes.

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