I guess you never knew you were providing a four-star restaurant for those little buggars! Well, the only thing I can say to really remove them would be to do it by hand....and that's a task (plus, I don't like touching them). There is an organic spray that is supposed to get rid of them--but I can't remember the name of it. Sorry that they used your tomatoes and peppers as their own personal smorgasboard.
Thanks Lisa, I removed about 8 of them and none have shown up since then. The plants are recovering and I'm guessing I'll have some beautiful tomatoes in the next couple weeks. With my peppers one hung on, maybe I'll dine on them yet! hehe!
You know, what's is so wonderful about gardening is how you have expressed your passion for it.
I am grateful for this evening's little shower. There will be no need to think about watering by hand for another few days. I am 56 years old and for the first time of my life, I have grown, prepared and eaten chard. The plants are pretty to look at. And they taste darn good.