Infestation in my greenhouse

jetcity5150January 28, 2010

I have a small hobby greenhouse and am new at it and in the last couple years am trying to save my million bells. I get small (round looking) green bugs that get all over the plants (dont bother my geraniums) but just the million bells. Almost look like sawdust everywhere...white stuff. Never seen anything like it. I have roses outside and have seen the small aphids but these are different. I want to save my plants. Any advice?

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Aphids come in many colors, depedning on the plant they are on. They can be green, yellow, black, white, etc. First get proper identification. Pick off a leaf they are on and place that in a sealable, clear, plastic bag and then take that to your local office of your state universities Cooperative Extension Service.
Control of Aphids is fairly simple by using a sharp stream of water to knock the wee buggers off the plants. That sharp steam of water can come from a spray bottle, or a pump sprayer.

Here is a link that might be useful: About Aphids

    Bookmark   January 29, 2010 at 7:54AM
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gargwarb

Do the small round looking bugs look like this?

And does the white stuff look similar to this?

If so, then you're dealing with white flies.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2010 at 9:28AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

jetcity, is there anyway that you can take some pictures?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2010 at 11:07AM
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jetcity5150

I will try tomorrow when there is better light. They are very small hopefully I can get some under a light. Thanks for your post. The pictured one does look pretty close.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2010 at 6:16PM
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