Strange spittle foam my plant

paulsiu(5a)June 5, 2010

I notice that there are some strange foam on my plant as if someone has been spitting on it. Is this spittlebug or are there other beneficial bugs that generates foam?

Paul

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Spittlebugs are the only creatures that I know of. Unless you have a serious number of them, I'd not worry about it. If just one plant is affected, you can spray the globs with water from a hose to knock the nymphs off. Insecticidal soap can help with these guys, too.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 1:07PM
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terryr(z5a IL)

Paul, this is a year I've seen a lot perennials with spittle on them. I don't do anything and it hasn't seemed to affect anything negatively.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 6:28PM
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