Whenever you see something like this (little black specks)…
Some gardeners will leave caterpillars alone and let them eat as much as they like. Not this gardener. Tomato Hornworms are plucked for the plant and set out for the birds to gobble up. The birds and I are higher up on the food chain. Besides, bugs outnumber humans by a whole bunch (high math speak).
It’s probably easier to simply destroy the eggs before they hatch; but that would be a very difficult egg hunt. I don’t like squashing them; so I simply harvest them for the birds.
By the way birds, stay out of the garden. Everything is getting nice and ripe.
The next pest adventure is to find out what’s nibbling on the leaves of my Black Hungarian Pepper plants.