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PeppersHome
Jan 12, 2018 9:28 PM CST
Hi, I have concerns about my red pepper as will as the leaves of it. There are white eggs-looking on my peppers and I don't know why but it's there. My family and I have notice there were some black small flies around it and in our house since the peppers are in our house this season. Please help me, I don't know what to do or how to get rid of the eggs. Help me please!


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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 12, 2018 10:05 PM CST
Your photos are pretty blurry. Do these eggs look fluffy? Even though we don't know what your plant has, If it were mine, I would put it in the bathtub and spray it thoroughly with insecticidal soap (top and bottom of leaves) then wash it all off with warm water.
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PeppersHome
Jan 12, 2018 10:08 PM CST
DaisyI said:Your photos are pretty blurry. Do these eggs look fluffy? Even though we don't know what your plant has, If it were mine, I would put it in the bathtub and spray it thoroughly with insecticidal soap (top and bottom of leaves) then wash it all off with warm water.


These aren't fluffy but they mostly solid and hard looking like but thank for the suggestions it really help
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 12, 2018 10:13 PM CST
Can you get a better picture of them?
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jan 12, 2018 11:25 PM CST
I agree that the photos are very blurry when enlarged... I had problems with aphids on my pepper plants last summer, could that possibly be your situation as well? (the treatment suggested by Daisy would work for aphids as well)
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Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
Jan 13, 2018 1:40 AM CST
Or just spray them with water and wash them off. You don't always need to add soap ... Smiling
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PeppersHome
Jan 13, 2018 1:09 PM CST
DaisyI said:Can you get a better picture of them?


Here you go and my leaves have the same eggs as well
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PeppersHome
Jan 13, 2018 1:26 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:I agree that the photos are very blurry when enlarged... I had problems with aphids on my pepper plants last summer, could that possibly be your situation as well? (the treatment suggested by Daisy would work for aphids as well)


I didn't think my plant has aphids, it more like a small fly insect but I'm going to get the soap for my peppers in a week, maybe less. But thank you for helping me
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pirl
Jan 13, 2018 1:35 PM CST
Looks like it could be scale, not that I've ever seen that on peppers.
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RoseBlush1
Jan 13, 2018 1:37 PM CST
@PeppersHome Welcome!

Here is a link to an article that appeared a while back ...

https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

I, too, walk my garden in the mornings. When I see eggs or colonies of insects that I know will cause problems, I usually just rub them off or squish the bugs. It's a quiet time of the day for both me and my garden.

Just something to think about.
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