Asked by: Rafael Bucataru
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What bug is eating my tomatoes?

Last Updated: 17th March, 2020

Insects, such as hornworms, beet army worms andstink bugs, usually eat the leaves, blossoms andfruit. You might notice small holes or ragged edges on the leaves.Damage to the fruit is usually limited to the surface, although insome cases, the insect might eat all the way throughthe fruit.

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Similarly one may ask, what is eating holes in my tomatoes?

ANSWER: The critter eating the holes inthe tomatoes is the tomato fruitworm. This commoncaterpillar eats holes in the fruit about the diameter of acigarette. The holes can be shallow or deep. The woundsoften enlarge when they become infected with secondary fungi andbegin to rot.

One may also ask, what does blight look like on tomatoes? Symptoms of Early Blight onTomatoes On Older Plants: Dark spots with concentric ringsdevelop on older leaves first. The surrounding leaf area may turnyellow. Affected leaves may die prematurely, exposing the fruits tosun scald. Dark lesions on the stems start off small and slightlysunken.

People also ask, what type of bugs eat tomato plants?

Soft-bodied insects that attack tomatoplants include aphids and whiteflies. These pests threatenplant health by sucking sap from stems andleaves.

What can you spray on tomato plants to keep bugs off?

Mix up 1 tablespoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoonmild detergent and 2 ½ tablespoons of olive oil in a gallonof water to make a repellent for all kinds of bugs as wellas a fungicide for blight and mildew on the tomato plantleaves. Shake it well before spraying and repeat every weekfor it to be effective.

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