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?
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