Big caterpillars on my tomato plants

Asked August 11, 2017, 12:22 PM EDT

Help! I just discovered big caterpillars eating away at my tomatoes. What's the best method for dealing with them? Thank you!

Deschutes County Oregon tomatoes

1 Response

Thanks for your caterpillar question. Could you please take a photo and send so we know what type we're dealing with? Are they eating the leaves or the fruit? Eventually, most will become either butterflies or moths, and they'll quit eating. In the meantime, you can pick them off and transport them far enough away that they can't walk back. Thanks for more info!