Whiteflies on tomato plants can be contained and removed through careful inspection, good cultural practices, organic methods and chemical pesticides. Whiteflies are small insects with wings that can be found on the underside of leaves. They can damage plants by feeding on their sap, reproducing and leaving honeydew, which weakens the leaves, making them dry and stunting their growth.Know More
Whiteflies tend to be present in clusters and can produce up to 400 eggs. To get rid of whiteflies on tomato plants, the following methods can be used.
Care for tomato plants by placing them in a sunny location, watering them well, mulching them to keep the soil moist, fertilizing the plants and supporting the plants with stakes. You need water, mulch, fertilizer and stakes.Full Answer >
Use effective deterrents to keep chipmunks and other pests away from your tomato plants. Adding a water feature to the property is one way to keep pests out of the garden. Make a spray with cayenne pepper, garlic and water to chipmunks and other pests. The spray takes about two days to make and should be used weekly and after rains to dissuade pests effectively.Full Answer >
One method to keep bugs off tomato plants is to spray the plant with an insecticidal soap. This solution consists of 1 quart of water and 2 tablespoons of liquid dishwashing soap mixed into a spray bottle. The soap kills the bugs on the plants deters future invasions.Full Answer >
White spots on tomato plants are caused by psyllids, tiny insects about the size of aphids. The psyllids' young, which are even tinier than the adult psyllids, create the spots. The nymphs excrete tiny white grains that adhere to the leaves, usually on the undersides or in shaded areas.Full Answer >