Pests and Diseases forum: Hibiscus Bugs (?)

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Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
Jun 11, 2015 11:15 PM CST
can someone ID these bugs? pics attached...
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Jun 12, 2015 2:54 PM CST

Jul 22, 2015 10:49 PM CST
Yes these are alphids. You should apply rosemary oil or insecticidal soap to this hibiscus.

Jul 28, 2015 9:22 PM CST
If you have some ladybugs hanging around the yard, they love aphids and can do a good job getting rid of them for you!
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
Aug 2, 2015 2:00 PM CST
y'know, i tried them a couple time over the years, they never really took in numbers. i only see the occasional one now and then. but the soap eliminated the problem since then.

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