Tomato plants are popular with home gardeners because they are easy to grow, produce healthy, sweet fruit and offer a wide variety of plant choices, from small cherry tomatoes to the much larger beefsteak tomato. Unfortunately, these plants are just as popular with many insect pests. Beetles, aphids and worms all will attack your tomato plants if given the chance. By getting rid of tomato plant pests as soon as you see them you will be rewarded with luscious fruit.
Clear out the area around your tomato plant. Remove dead foliage or weeds, as both of these things can harbor insect pests.
Examine the plant closely and try to determine the type of insect that is on the tomato plant. Use the link provided in the resource section, which contains a photo library, to help you identify the pest.
Pluck or scrape off (use your fingernail) any large beetles or worms on the tomato plant. Toss the pests into a bucket of soapy water to drown them.
Remove smaller pests, such as aphids, with a powerful stream of water; or spray the tomato plant with soapy water, which will suffocate the pests.
Introduce ladybugs to your tomato plants. They will not harm the plant, but they will consume smaller, more damaging insects.