Tiny white insects - Knowledgebase Question

Dededo, Gu
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Question by mveyonip
August 10, 2010
I dont know what you call those tiny insects that infested my plants, They are tiny,white insects, I know they are alive because they are moving, at first I thought it must be ants eggs, but they are moving and killing my plants. What should I do.
thank you,

Answer from NGA
August 10, 2010
If they are clustered on the new growth, they are probably aphids. Aphids feed on the fluids within the tissues of the plants and they can kill the new growth. Ladybugs will usually arrive and control large populations of aphids but if you don't see any ladybugs in the area you can control the aphids yourself by spraying with Insecticidal Soap. Best wishes with your plants!

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