Bug army on the stems of my tomatoes

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    LilyRose
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    I see what looks like an army of tiny critters marching on the stems of my plants. My “control” is to blast them off with the hose. What are they and is my hose treatment the right one?

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    greenqueen
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    Blasting them off with water is actually a good way to start and may work. If not, try an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. read the directions on the product and follow carefully. Organic controls like pyrethrum (made from mum flowers!) can also be effective. Many beneficial insects love aphids so don’t use any broad spectrum insecticide or your kill off the friends.

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    Theresa
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    It might be aphids. If so, insecticidal soap or neem oil may work. As greenqueen said, lady bugs love them, too! :)

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