Bugs or something eating green pepper leaves
I just planted a few green bell pepper plants in containers. They seem to be growing well but something has been chewing on the leaves (same with a nearby basil plant). I thought perhaps it might be a caterpillar, but I never caught or saw one. Also, today I noticed some very small bugs (possibly ants) crawling around the the leaves of the pepper plants. What can I do? I'm a new gardener.
Also, I should add that these plants are inside a screened pool area. Other plants in the same area (mint, tomato) are fine. The attached photo shows the chewing on the pepper plant leaves and on the leaf I am touching you can see some small black bugs.