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What are these nodules that are underneath the leaves and on the stems of this bush everywhere?

I'm in Georgia in April 2020.

I don't know what kind of bush it is, but you can see from the inset photo that it grows back within months after being pruned.

I don't recall seeing these dots in years past.

Should I be doing anything about this?

If these are pests we should get rid of, we'd prefer an organic way, if possible.

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UPDATE: Another photo closeup

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Looks like aphids, sucking fluid from the plant. I would use Malathion but I think it is politically incorrect. One alternative is to buy a very large number of lady bugs online.

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  • Thanks blacksmith37. I added a new photo; these looks like bugs but not exactly like aphids (google.com/search?q=aphids&source=lnms&tbm=isch) but I guess there are varieties. – Ryan Apr 24 at 15:33
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    Malathion would still fix them. – blacksmith37 Apr 25 at 2:21
  • Okay, thank you! – Ryan Apr 25 at 10:06
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    How to Use Household Dish Soap to Control Aphids: homeguides.sfgate.com/… I've had good luck with this on my Carpenter plants (Silphium perfoliatum)over the years. – Wayfaring Stranger Apr 25 at 16:01
  • @WayfaringStranger interesting, thank you! – Ryan Apr 27 at 14:30

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