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 Post subject: Stink bugs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Is there any way to get rid of these stink bugs that have infested my tomatoes and everything else?


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 Post subject: Re: Stink bugs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Sunflower, you've been posting here for a while but I don't know where you're from. Would you adjust your member settings so it turns up on the screen when you post? That would help.

Photos if you can get them of the photos. Are they stink bugs, are they squash bugs, are they leaf-legged bug? It can make a bit of a difference.

Are they damaging the plants? How?

Are you gardening organically? How often do you water? Some of these insects come along when the plants are already in distress - how often and how much do you water the tomatoes?

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 Post subject: Re: Stink bugs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:45 pm 
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They are only damaging the tomatoes. The leaves are sad looking but I don't know if that's from the bugs or not. I haven't been watering that much.
Yes, I'm gardening organically.


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 Post subject: Re: Stink bugs
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A spammer (now gone) brought this thread back up - and I see a photo posted that shows the pests clearly as leaf-legged bugs. I do a variety of things
to deal with them - interrupt the cycle in the soil (I do compost tea and a little orange oil or spinosad on via watering can on the soil under the
plants) and mechanical - if I'm out in the garden anyway, I have a couple of flyswatters (I've also used paint sticks like the 1-gallon sort from Home
Depot) and simply creep up on them and swat them. It doesn't take much to kill these guys.

There are probably more answers - I'll post them as I think of them.

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