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Tempe, AZ
Kelsmac58
Nov 4, 2017 1:10 PM CST
Hello, I have cucumber plants that all of a sudden have black tiny somethings all over the leaves. I would love some help determining what they are and how to get rid of them. Thanks!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Nov 4, 2017 1:12 PM CST
Looks like aphids to me.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 4, 2017 1:24 PM CST
Looks like aphids to me also. The fast way to get rid of them would be with Insecticidal Soap - make sure to drench the bottoms of the leaves as well. You will still have to keep watch for signs of re-infestation.

The slow way would be by washing them off with warm soapy water but you will have to repeat daily.
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