Originally Posted by tierre0
Don't know if this will help but my grandmother use to spray her tomato plants just the leaves with a solution of soapy water. She did that to get rid of aphids and it worked great. Not sure what your bug is but it might be worth a try.
I've done that, and also sprayed with water that has hot pepper in it. Just be sure not to spray the fruits with that one unless you like your tomatoes spicy!
My problem this year is the mocking birds, as soon as the fruit starts getting ripe they take a nip out of each one, and by the time I get in from work the ants have moved in to the hole. I don't mind sharing, but they should share too! The darn things aren't afraid of anything, when the babies are in the nest they attack cats, humans and the poor squirrels that I guess the birds confuse with cats.