tiny white specks on leaves/limbs/truck
Hope someone will be able to tell what this insect is, so I can get rid of them. They are so tiny that looking through a regular magnifying glass doesn't show any features other than what I can see with my naked eye. It's a very tiny white speck that is elongated rather than round.
This past August the hybiscus had was just about all covered with these specks. At first (from a distance) I figured that the plant was stressed because of the heat. When I decided to look closer, I recognized that these white specks didn't belong. I gave the whole plant a harsh washing with the hose and the specks gave no resistance--covering the entire area below. The plant started to recover--growing new leaves. Now the specks are back--and since I am moving it into the garage at night (for fear of frosts), and that is where the geraniums go at night, I see these white specks on my geranium leaves too. During the summer, the geraniums and hybiscus were no where near each other. I gave the hybiscus a strong hosing yesterday and notice this morning that there are some of these specks back on the leaves and can recognize that the trunk nearest the ground has the highest consentration.