Little white bugs on my overwintered plants
Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:11 PM
I'm not sure what they are. They are white and look like ants when I
view them under a magnifying glass.
I have looked at pictures of whiteflies and spider mites both online, and they don't really look
like either. They don't have the pronounced wings like a whitefly, but the spider mite pictures
I've seen are darker in color. These look like a white spider mite, basically.
Any other possible critters these could be? What can I do about them?
Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:19 PM
They are not very active at all. I would think they are all dead, as I never see them move, but
they keep growing in numbers.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:50 PM
Edited by POTAWIE, 24 March 2010 - 05:54 PM.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:05 PM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:33 PM
There are some bugs on here that look like whiteflies, only greenish.
Here is the original picture, to show scale, then an up close of the bugs.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:54 AM
Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:36 AM
Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:19 AM
Them is aphids, no doubt about it. The little white fluffy looking things are their sheds as they grow. Kill the bastards, kill them all!
What do you recommend to kill them? Insecticidal soap? I have one plant in my office at work (a Vietnamese Multi-Color ornamental) and it is infested. I don't think my coworkers would appreciate
me importing even more insects into the office to fight these guys off. :-)
Any effective "home remedies"?
Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:31 AM
Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:33 AM
Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:03 PM
I see some of the green aphids mixed in there, so I assume the smaller white bugs are just baby aphids.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:17 PM
Edited by Blister, 25 March 2010 - 06:19 PM.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:24 AM
Stuff like Safer Soap will work but you'll need to use it several times over a period of a couple of weeks. Sevin is the stuff to use but you have to be careful with it.
I freaking hate aphids.
Edited by patrick, 26 March 2010 - 03:48 PM.
My other hobby
Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:34 AM
Edited by POTAWIE, 26 March 2010 - 08:38 AM.
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