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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: what is this and how do I exterminate it?

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susan8mcnally
Duncans, Trelawny
Jamaica

April 8, 2014
5:31 PM

Post #9808022

this is on some of my plants, not all of them but sooty mold follows it distorting leaves.
I've tried a nicotine wash and sponging with dilute washing up liquid but don't want to use non organic if at all possible. the damn things I can see floating into my garden on the air in the mornings... HELP.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 8, 2014
6:02 PM

Post #9808037

AT least some of these might be scale insects - http://www.hgtv.com/gardening/16-common-garden-pests/pictures/page-7.html - in which case an insecticidal soap should work.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 8, 2014
6:17 PM

Post #9808054

Cut the worst infected leaves and dispose of those - that should eliminate the bulk of the pests without insecticides. Natria by Bayer has pyrethrin and sulfur in it for insects and fungus which is organic.

http://www.bayeradvanced.com/insects-pests/products/natria-insect-disease-mite-control

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