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I just noticed that I have these weird little bugs on my bell peppers. bugs on peppers

Doesn't seem to impact the growth as of yet, but I would like to get rid of them somehow. What are they called? How can I get rid of them? Are they contagious to other peppers and tomatoes?

Thanks in advance

  • aphids? let insects come by and eat them. – black thumb Jun 25 '18 at 4:56
  • Problem is that the plant is on my balcony and I live on 12th floor... :( – Roman Jun 25 '18 at 15:35
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I did more research and ask couple of friends around. These are, in fact, aphids. Here is a link to a wikiHow post on how to deal with them: 3 ways to control aphids

Summary:

  • Use household items: flour, soap water, hands
  • Enlist Predators and traps: ladybugs, birds, other herbs
  • Using Sprays: Oils, garlic, insecticidal soap

Given that my plants are on a balcony on the 12th floor, I will try to use water spray method, with manual "by hand" removal, and sticky tape trap at the stem.

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