what are these?

gselene28May 2, 2014

found these creatures all over my jalape�o plants this morning? please tell me what they are and how to remove them quickly and safely...killed as many as I could

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phoenix7801

Chili thrips maybe.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 12:15PM
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castro_gardener

Roselee said you have to use a magnifying glass to see chili thrips.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 1:07PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

They look like aphids to me. You can run your gloved (or ungloved) hand along the leaves and stems and kill a lot of them. Also a hard blast of water while holding the tip of the plant will knock most of them off. They can't climb back. Spraying with neem oil will kill them also.

Here is a link that might be useful: What to do about aphids ...

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 2:36AM
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