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Don't let garden pests bug you out
A tomato hornworm can munch up most of a tomato plant if not eradicated. But if the worm has spiny white eggs, leave it alone and a parasitic wasp will take care of it.
Every gardener knows the sinking feeling of dread after stepping out to find some new, hungry bug with its teeth sunk deep into the leaves of a healthy plant. A big hornworm, it seems, can strip a tomato branch bare in an afternoon. Left unchecked, caterpillars and beetles together can quickly turn any backyard Eden into an apocalyptic scene of death and decay.