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Old 04-12-2011, 11:19 PM
CAPT38 CAPT38 is offline
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Angry Pest's!!!

My pepper plants have been over run by some tiny whte little bugs that look like a cross butween a spider and a ant. ?? I thought about using a mild soap and water spray to deture them I don't want to use any non organic bug killers. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:06 AM
GpsFrontier GpsFrontier is offline
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Sounds like spider mites, or white flies if they are flying. You can try "NEEM oil" usually just called NEEM. It's organic, but you will likely need to spray often. And spray the undersides of the leaves as well, and trim off leaves that are heavily infested. You may need to ask for it at the nursery, I got some at Lowe's.

P.S. There are many species of spider mites, but control of them is basically the same as far as I can tell...
Spider Mites And Their Control, HYG-2012-92
Spider Mites Management Guidelines--UC IPM
Twospotted Spider Mite, FC-24-89

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