Answer: Aphids are sucking insects and can damage small plants in a hurry. Aphids are also very prolific so you need to get them out of your garden as quickly as possible. Since the infestation is small, you should be able to control the aphids by squishing them as you rub them off the leaves of your peppers. Or, take the containers out to the driveway and hose the aphids off with a strong stream of water from the hose. When you're sure they're bug-free, take the plants back to your patio. Your peppers may be waiting for warmer weather before putting on new growth. Make sure they're in the warmest spot possible, in full sunshine, so they'll thrive and produce pungent peppers.
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