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mudbugz
New Orleans, LA

August 14, 2009
9:06 PM

Post #6946792

This insect (bug) showed up on my heirloom tomato plants and has shriveled up all new growth on the them. How to kill? I have sprayed a soap, pepper, garlic solution but did nothing to them. This is NOT a fly. There are no wings. HELP?

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helenchild
Decatur, GA

August 14, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #6947049

They look like mealie bugs. I would try an insecticial soap spray.
Helen

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6950716

alcohol and water spray
mudbugz
New Orleans, LA

August 28, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6998601

Should that be rubbing alcohol?
helenchild
Decatur, GA

August 28, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6998604

Maybe vodka?

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2009
9:31 PM

Post #6998930

lol, yes, rubbing alcohol...drinking the vodka while you apply is optional.
mudbugz
New Orleans, LA

January 5, 2010
10:21 PM

Post #7431838

I tried alcohol & water but it didn't kill the white bugz. Anything else I might be able to use? Thanks.
helenchild
Decatur, GA

January 5, 2010
10:37 PM

Post #7431934

Insecticidal soap - Safers brand is good.
Helen
Are your tomatoes still alive???

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2010
1:36 AM

Post #7432689

if alcohol doesn't work then yes, a soap spray. whatever you use, you have to be really diligent. it's not a one time spray event.
kathmartoz
Wantirna, Victoria
Australia

January 15, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7463353

Definitely mealy bugs. In Australia, we have a product called Confidor (active ingred Imidacloprid) which works well on mealy bugs. You might have the same active ingred. under another brand name. It is suppose to be low toxic, but I'm still really careful when using it - gloves, long sleeves and mask. You can't be too careful. K

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