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Those appear to be aphids, although the resolution of the photo leaves them a bit blurry under magnification. That would also explain the ants, since aphids secrete a sugar-like syrup known as honeydew which the ants like. It's probably easiest to remove them by hand, unless you have a lot of infected plants. You could also use insecticidal soap, but make ...


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That looks like earwig damage (they like to hide in dark, damp places). They aren't really eating the peppers, but using them as temporary homes. There are a number of different ways to deal with earwigs. Although I usually just ignore them, the newspaper trap works well if they become a problem in my yard. The newspaper trap is simple: roll up a piece of ...


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