I try to be a live-and-let-live kind of person. It's wildlife's world, too. However, the brussels sprouts are attracting whitefly and aphids are eating the tomato blossoms. I'm going to war.
At first, I tried the dish-soap spray remedy. There are pets in the house. Plus, I don't want to eat pesticides. After a week, it was clear that wasn't going to work on the young plants. It does seem to be helping the citrus tree, though. I found one ladybug in the vicinity. It would take a swarm of them to make a difference.
I'm going to the garden shop tomorrow for something stronger. I may also need some form of fertilizer. I've been using coffee grounds. It's eco-friendly, and I'll have well-caffeinated veggies, but they may need something more species-specific.
But I can harvest the broccoli for dinner! No foolin'.