How do I keep Stink Bugs from attacking my tomato plants

When the tomatoes start to ripen the stink bugs attach to the tomatoes and leave a white bacteria or something of the sort under the skin.

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  • Mary Mary on Jan 03, 2018
    sprinkle sevin dust. it is safe to use. works wonders

  • JAD JAD on Jan 04, 2018
    You should not use Sevin or any other chemical pesticide on your vegetables unless you feel there is a clear need. Store Sevin in its original container and out of the way of children and pets. When you use it, wear waterproof gloves, a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, shoes with socks and chemical-resistant headwear. Overexposure can cause a range of symptoms, including blurred vision, breathing difficulty, abdominal cramps, muscle tremors, diarrhea and vomiting. More serious complications range from convulsions and unconsciousness to respiratory failure. If you get Sevin on your skin or in your eyes or if you inhale or swallow it, call a poison control center or doctor immediately. Have the product container or label with you when you call. Sevin kills bees, so do not spray it on vegetables that are surrounded by blooming plants.

  • Sassy Sassy on Jan 04, 2018

    This site has ways to getting rid of stink bugs that does not involve using chemicals.

  • Cheryl Lowe Cheryl Lowe on Jan 04, 2018
    spray with a little dawn mixed with water. plant basil between plants.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 13, 2022

    Google companion plants and look up repels stink bugs, it will tell you what to plant with your existing plants. This method of natural repelling works.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 13, 2022

    Hi Sheila: What I use is a 1-1 solution of water and vegetable oil, or olive oil. I mix it in a spray bottle and spray the stems of my tomato plants. To keep from getting early blight, mix 2 tablespoons each of cooking oil, organic baby shampoo and baking soda with 1 gallon of water, and then spray both sides of the leaves. Here's a site that tells about tomato blight: