tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

halethorpe, Ma
Question by babyruth2104
October 1, 2009
why are flies and ants eating my ripe tomatoes ?

Answer from NGA
October 1, 2009


I suspect the fruits either split due to weather or an insect or even slugs began feeding on the ripe fruits first, which invited the ants and the flies. Ordinarily ants and flies are opportunists and they are attracted to damaged fruits. Carefully inspect your tomatoes for the slightest hole or crack and harvest before the ants and flies discover the damage.

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