I’d like to tell you I remained calm and handled it like a pro. But that didn’t happen. What really happened was that I ran off through the yard screaming, which of course, attracted my family.
With everyone around, I was brave enough to take another look. I thought all he needed was a hookah and he’d be in business. He had to go.
So what can you do? I didn’t want to spray pesticides on my plant. I was planning on eating those tomatoes!
For most bugs, I just add a tablespoon of dish soap to a gallon of water. I put it in a spray bottle and gently mist the plant.
For this guy, my husband hand picked him off of the plant. But just in case, I combined 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 cup vegetable oil, and 2 teaspoons of dish soap for the tomato plants. That took care of my problem although I still have nightmares about that guy every once in a while.
So, dear readers, what have you used in these situations? what do you think works best?