How do I get rid of bugs on tomato plants them?
What I do is use "companion plants", just google them. For tomatoes plant Marigolds, they naturally repel pests.
Most other insects are pests and can be safely eliminated. But to be safe, learn to ID pests.
Trying to identify a particular pest? The best place to start is the host plant. Insects typically target specific plants, so research what pests your host plant is prone to and whether the pest will cause significant damage.
Some common garden pests to watch out for:
Luckily these bugs tend to be large enough to see and grab. Deal with these larger insect pests and harmful caterpillars by simply hand-picking them off the plant. This approach is easy, effective, and free. If you don’t want to touch the bugs, you can always wear gloves.
Tomato plant in particular
Companion plant wise—-I learned in MG lecture that French marigolds and tomato plants are recommended together.
This link might be helpful.
How to identify tomato pests and control them
A botanist I follow recommends using Dr Bronners to make a soap spray. A few squirts of Dr Bronners castile soap in a spray bottle of water. Spray on the underside of the leaves.
Brittany, I've always been told to use dish soap. Rob Proctor of Tagawa Gardens made it clear that castile soap is the method of choice. Just learned this a couple of weeks ago!
I use neem oil on my tomatoes