Insects that eat leaves?

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by MADinfant, May 13, 2009.

  1. MADinfant

    MADinfant Member

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    I have recently started a vegetable garden, and I have some sort of pest eating the edges of my Lima bean leaves and tomato plants. The insect that I have seen the most of resembles some sort of mosquito. What could be eating my best plants and how do I combat them. I prefer an organic solution, but if the problem worsens I may have to result to Seven Dust.

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  2. MannieBoo

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    Try spraying the plants with a soapy water solution.
     
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    Should I add anything else, and will antibacterial dish soap be harmful at all?
     
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    I just use what ever dish soap I have at the time, what ever is on sale, any soap will work, If you have earwigs soap also kills them as well.
     

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