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Re: QUESTION: Are assassin bugs friend or foe to tomato plants?

alethor is absolutely correct...the young of the leaffooted bug look very much like the assassin bug.....I took a sample of the little trouble makers in to the extention office in my area earlier this year and they told me they were assassin bugs (good bugs) so I left them alone and now I am over run with Leaffooted ADULTS and rotten tomatoes...they inject a digestive enzyme into the tomatoe and feed on it and the fruit rots because of it....pick them off and drop them into water and dish detergent...this is the most effective method of removal (or so I've been told) I have ordered a non-chemical remedy called Garlic Barrier from Gempler's...when it arrives and I try it out, I'll repost to let you know how it works....