Stink Bug


Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Mar 22, 2017
Messages
2,245
Reaction score
1,950
Location
Kent
Country
United Kingdom

This thread will help @SeniorCitizen .... @Chuck knows all about Stink bugs :happy:
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
9,146
Reaction score
4,246
Location
Tarpley Tx
Hardiness Zone
8b
Country
United States
What do you recommend to successfully combat the Stink Bug on tomatoes.
Adult stink bugs are very difficult to even kill much less control. Pyrethrins work well as a contact spray and so does spinosad but kill is not immediate. The secret to controlling adults is to kill the babies or even better kill the eggs. If you grow cucurbits look on the underside of the leaves for the eggs. If the eggs have hatched there will be dozens of orange and gray looking insects that resemble aphids. These are easy to kill with spinosad. If they haven't hatched they are a brownish egg usually deposited in a geometric pattern. There can be as many as 100 eggs. I kill the eggs with the old tried and true thumb and forefinger method but Neem works great on the eggs as well. It doesn't work to spray the fruit with anything that I have found. The only method I have found that really works is to just walk around in the garden spraying them individually.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

Stink bugs ruining tomatoes!?!?! 10
What group does this stinker come from? 34
Samurai Wasp targets Stink Bugs 0
Are these stink bugs? 8
Stink bug control 7
Cannibus Plants Stink! 18
stink bugs and moles. 24
Stinky garden 4

Top