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Questions tagged [aphids]

Destructive insect pest, super-family *aphioidea*

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White flies / aphids on Parsley and Herbs in Winter

Help needed to confirm if these are indeed whitefly larvae and what I can do. It's October (going into winter here) so I brought my herbs indoors a few weeks ago, only to have this pest. Questions: ...
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White mold or insects on magic basil plant

I have these little things all over a magic basil plant and they seem to be spreading to other nearby herbs as welll: They look kind of like insects but they're not moving so it could be some kind of ...
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Please help me identify these white spots/area on my kale leaves

Please help me identify these white spots/area on my kale leaves and please use the zoom button to zoom in. The photos are high resolution. My wife doesn't like these white spots which are ...
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What are these tiny white spider-like bugs in my soil and on plants?

Since we bought some soil from Tescos recently, we've suddenly had an influx of lots of tiny white bugs in our soil. We have had spider-mites and aphids before, but these don't look like either (as ...
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Aphids in my Fuchsia

Now, I am seeing Aphids in my indoor Fuchsia. Previously I lost my Petunia and Bleeding heart for this reason. I have initially removed them using Sellotapes and then I sprayed soap water. Is that a ...
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What is the name of this aphid?

I have a plant that I separated from the rest of the flowers and plants for the aphids. This aphid is very weird. Every week, I clean the substrate under water and cotton from aphids. But again the ...
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Bugs on mint leaves

We have small, dark brown bugs on the underside of our mint plant (in a window box on our balcony). I noticed today these bugs on the underside of our leaves. Could someone please help identify what ...
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How to get pests off of Rosemary?

How do you keep pests off from Rosemary? I bought a small Rosmarinus officinalis at a local nursery last summer, and it was healthy and bug-free, but after a few months of sitting on my porch, it ...
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Need help determining houseplant's problem

I've had a houseplant (not sure of the species, unfortunately) for a few (~6) months now. Until recently, the plant has been healthy. Now, there are a few things going on with the plant that are ...
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Pomegranate aphids or something else

I bought this pomegranate plant a few days back. Plant was healthy but now I see this tiny white things on the plant, these could be aphids I am not sure. I have adde some snaps, can someone confirm ...
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Can I use ladybug larvae to get rid of aphids?

I have basil on my balcony, which I eat. However, lately the leafs have white dots or lines on them. After inspection I found out that it is caused by Aphids. Just the normal light green type. I don'...
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What are these tiny white bugs on my houseplants and succulents?

I got a pot of mixed plants and succulents at a yard sale about a week ago for a buck! The lady was selling the pot because she said the plants were a lost cause. In order to keep the succulents alive ...
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What disease does my Spinach have?

My spinach has some kind of black mold. I cant find anything about black molds on spinach on the internet, so maybe you could help me identify the illness of my spinach.
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Baby apple tree under attack by…aphids? What to do?

I have a little backyard nursery which includes a few young grafted apple trees. Today I saw a bunch of ants gathering around the top of one of the baby apple trees, and green nodes seeming to pop out ...
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Why would my goji berry plant in California get sick and full of aphids?

I live in Los Angeles, California. I bought two goji berry plants on-line two years ago. The aphids already killed one. I thought it killed the other one but it grew back. I know that plants have ...
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Best method of using lady bugs to prevent aphids

My kale and broccoli's are getting infested with aphids and they seem to be multiplying. I have tried to hose them off and that works temporarily but they are back in a few days. Research suggests ...
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Can I put aphid infested plants in the compost bin?

I have a few vegetable plants (kale, broccoli) that have been badly infested by aphids. I was wondering if I can remove those plants and put them in the compost bin or I should discard them some ...
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Can Nicotiana alata be used as an aphid “honeypot”?

I have a problem with aphids. Some of my plants are too weakened to be sprayed with a high-velocity hose to knock them off, and I really don't have the time to keep spraying with various insecticides,...
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How can I get rid of fungus on my pepper plants?

I have multiple Pepper Plants (Buhut Jolokia) and some of them had a little too much water. Now there has grown a white mold on the dirt around the stem and I beleve that the plant is suffering from ...
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What should I do about ants in my mint?

I have a pot of mint on my balcony. The pot seems to contain an Aphid colony (probably a separate question on how to get rid of them). But today, I noticed many ants in the pot as well. The ...
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How do I get rid of aphids on kale?

I have some kale growing in my raised bed which are getting infested with aphids. How do I get rid of those and secondly, are the kale leaves still edible (after cleaning them in hot water)?
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How can I organically get rid of aphids in my aquaponics system?

Hundreds of aphids have decided to take up residency on the various veggies in the aquaponics system I help maintain; gorging insidiously on the plants and multiplying by the dozens. If not stopped ...
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How do I fight off an aphid invasion on indoor peppers?

I have a row of (mini) sweet pepper plants grown from seed in a planter. The seeds are from peppers from the grocery store. They normally sit on the sill of a SE facing window. So far they have been ...
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Advice for getting rid of Green Fly?

I have been growing my own Chilli's in the kitchen window sill, but this has resulted in a massive greenfly epidemic. I've tried two different brands of bug spray Provado Ultimate Bug Killer and Doff ...
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Should I treat every aphid infestation?

Should I treat every infestation as I catch them or is some level of aphids "tolerable" and the presence of aphids in the garden unavoidable? In other words should I only treat the worst cases? I'm ...
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Are these insect eggs on the bonsai?

We bought a bonsai tree in Houston, TX and we spotted something on the branches. What is it? Should we remove them? As suggested I've taken more pictures and investigated further. I removed more: ...
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How helpful are whirligig mites?

I've noticed these guys in the garden for years but never bothered to find out what they are. They are bright red, move with great speed, have a single body, and 8 legs. Seems it's actually a ...
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How to control onion aphids in aquaponics?

I always seem to get black onion aphids in my deep water culture, and flood and drain beds affecting my green onions and garlic chives. They also attacked my terrestrial garlic. The deep water ...
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Early action needed for whiteflies and aphids?

While pruning my tomato plants last night, I came across some early signs of whiteflies. I saw just a few mature whiteflies crawling around; I hate them. I have battled them off and on through the ...
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Are these insect eggs from Rosy Apple Aphids?

It's that time of spring when all the bugs start coming out and the battle begins to protect my apple trees. I sprayed with a dormant spray earlier in the year but it looks like something is laughing ...
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How should I treat a badly aphid infested shedding Hoya?

I have just been given a very badly aphid infested Hoya lanceolata ssp. bella plant. I was also given another wax plant too, though I am not sure of its name; could it be a Hoya australis. It looks ...
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What are these insects laying eggs on the underside of this butterfly flower leaf?

+1 for manual pest control. I just snipped these infected leaves off a butterfly flower plant growing in a bucket in the yard. What are these? (besides now ashes)
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Do aphids return to the host plant after being sprayed off?

What happens to aphids after you spray them off a plant? Do they wander around until they find a new host, get rescued by ants, die, or something else? Am I just moving them from one plant to another ...
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How do I get rid of worm-like trails all over my Senetti plants' leaves?

I have had a Senetti (more info) for about 18 months, and last year it was attacked by aphids. Initially the leaves had a worm like discolouration, as if something was attacking or eating them. Are ...
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One-off (organic?) aphids control

We need to ask a gardener to apply an insecticide to a CHERRY tree. Neighbours have complained about the tree being infested by insects. For reasons I cannot go into, there is no regular access to ...
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Ants and aphids - which should I fight first

My garden is full of ants, but I thought they are harmless and so I have been putting up with them till now. However, yesterday I noticed that a pot plant has some aphids in it, and a lot of ants were ...
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Best practice to prevent aphids and spider mites?

What is the best practice to prevent aphids and spider mites? I group them in one question because they make similar damage to plants. I want to know the level of humidity for aphids and spider mites ...
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What are these little green bugs on the roots of indoor plants?

I got a plant pot in my room, growing some coriander. I noticed some dusty stuff at the foot of the stalks, and upon closer inspection they are tightly clustered tiny little bugs! They are all over ...
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Can I still use mint if it has aphids?

I have an abundance of mint that I'd like to use to make mint syrup. The plants are mildly infested with aphids, but that hasn't stopped them from thriving. If I harvest the mint, what can I do to ...
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What are these white bugs that leave white stains on my cars and driveway?

I have these white bugs that seem to be falling down from the tree over where I park my cars. They have feathery tendrils and are staining our cars with white drops. Any idea as to what these bugs ...