The Q&A Archives: Little black bugs on chives

Question: My chives plants covered in the tiniest black bugs? What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Answer: I can't tell from your description whether the bugs are aphids or possibly thrips. Either way, the best defense is to hose them off with a strong stream of water. Any chemical you might use could affect the chives and you won't be able to use them in the kitchen.

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