Today mother nature showed me another example of how she knows best and I do not.
On another thread I mentioned that I had originally heavily pruned my tomatoes and then done nothing but harvest for a couple of months. Lost a few to pests but waited until I was losing several every day then decided to do another heavy pruning and dust with DE.
So I did that. That really would have been enough.
Now the plants are open to the light, I have washed all of the DE off yesterday. I go out with a spray bottle of diluted Murhpy's oil soap to give them a good spray and Ooops! I sprayed the HELL out of a whole mess of assasin bugs. I do hope that Murphys Oil soap is as ineffective as the conventional gardeners say it is.
I had another incident with a river birch that was so loaded with aphids that I thought it was going to die. The only reason that I didn't spray that tree is because something came up at work and I got busy. Every single leaf on the tree was curled up and starting to fall off. When I finally got my spray out and headed to the tree ---- it was totally crawling with lady bugs. I had never seen so many. They cleaned up the aphids, the tree is now higher than the house and doing great.