Tomato pests

I'm pretty sure it's catepillers that are eating my greenhouse tomatoes, although I can't find any.

Is there anything I can use to kill them without poisoning the family?

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  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 959

    It's the tomato moth caterpillar...there's another thread with exactly the same problem!

    I wouldn't spray but be vigilant - look on the underside of leaves etc and pick off any you see

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,238

    The tomato moth caterpillar is seriously good at hiding.  This is the first year for many that I've been free of it - hooray!  They like hiding in a vertical position against stems, canes etc. during the day.  If you go in with a torch in the night, you have a better chance of catching them and if it's really quiet may even be able to track them down by listening for them munching away.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you all.

     

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