Tomato Stink Bug Problem

by Donna
(Holly Springs, North Carolina)

Stink bugs have invaded my tomato garden. I have been spraying them with soap and water. It works for awhile, but they return.

I'm just wondering if the tomatoes are okay to eat if they are cloudy, or have the little black spots on them.

Should I throw all of the plants away? I was able to pick over 400 cherry tomatoes before the bugs arrived. But just wondering if the season is over now.


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Oct 17, 2014
Try Castille soap for insecticide NEW
by: Mike

I have been using Castille soap (can get at Target) and water. It gives good results on most insetct pests on tomatoes.

Sep 14, 2013
Stink bugs NEW
by: Donna

It's Donna again. I pulled out about 3/4 of the
tomato plants in my little garden due to the stink
bug problem that I had. I have been spraying the garden with a mixture of Murphy's oil soap, shampoo, and water. It has helped to keep away
the bugs. Every once in awhile I see one, but I am
able to still keep the surviving plants for a bit.
I have been eating the tomatoes that didn't look cloudy or damaged.

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