Tiny round flying black bugs eating leaves

chillilover(Zone 6b)July 22, 2008

I have a pink cherry tomato plant that has the tiny black bugs on them that can fly and are eating the leaves. Any ideas what they are? Tha wings tuck under their body so there not visable until they fly.

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cindjo2(6)

probably some type of flea beetle bug. They are a nuisance..

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 11:58PM
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chillilover(Zone 6b)

Heres some of the insects. Anything I can do or is it too late?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 5:48PM
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bugkiller

try some deer off if your organic or seven dust if not

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 2:42PM
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hophead34

Any other ideas on what to use - Organic please!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 6:36PM
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beneficial_nematoad

I have a similar problem and am using this recipe with some success:
1 bulb garlic crushed, 1 onion crushed, 1 Tbl cayenne powder, 1 Tbl liquid dish soap, 1 quart of water. You can spray or just splash/rub it on the leaves by hand. Many find that a mild dish soap solution alone will work. Good luck!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 9:21AM
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