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May 27, 2018 5:31 AM CST

Dear Gardening Experts,

some of my pants are infected with the bug shown on the photo.
So I seek help to treat the plants and find a preventitive solution for the future.
Can someone please provide urgent advice?


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May 27, 2018 5:38 AM CST
Name: Sue
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Welcome!

Your camera seems to be able to do fairly sharp pictures but is not focused well enough on the bugs. I think they might be aphids but I'd like to see them closer to be sure. Whatever they are, if the plant is one that will tolerate insecticidal soap, I would try that first. If it's an outdoor plant and robust enough not to be damaged, you could just try a spray of water strong enough to knock them off the plant.

If you could scrape one or two off the plant onto a piece of plain white paper so that the auto-focus is not distracted, and try another picture we could tell for sure whether they are aphids or not.

I'm not sure that the webs are from these bugs, doesn't it look like they are caught in the web? Either way a sharper picture will help. Also a rough idea of your location, even country would help.
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Jun 5, 2018 2:46 AM CST

Hi sooby, Thanks for your reply. I think you are right it was an aphids infection. I tried normal eco dishwashing soap and that did the trick! Thank you so much!
By the way, I tried again but was not better zooming in to focus on the bugs.
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