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Old 4 Days Ago   #3211
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Brock they don't sound like the whiteflies I have seen, mine always flew well. Google whitefly photos to help identify them.
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They've got to be some type of whitefly. They're just so stinkin small, you wouldn't be able to see them unless they were bright white.

In other news, I was pollinating watermelon flowers today and saw these beasties under a leaf. No clue what they are, they never moved. Might have been dead already, but there were eggs next to them. Didn't see any on any other leaves of that plant, or any other plants. My guess would be some sort of aphid but not sure.
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They've got to be some type of whitefly. They're just so stinkin small, you wouldn't be able to see them unless they were bright white.

In other news, I was pollinating watermelon flowers today and saw these beasties under a leaf. No clue what they are, they never moved. Might have been dead already, but there were eggs next to them. Didn't see any on any other leaves of that plant, or any other plants. My guess would be some sort of aphid but not sure.
Aphids for sure.
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Aphids for sure.
On that same leaf I forgot to mention there were a group of "black" aphids that were also lifeless. I was just reading that black aphids are ones that have been parasitized. Any idea what would have done that? I've seen quite a few tiny wasps flying around, could they be braconids?
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Time to fight back with a time tested proven methodLADYBUGS.Thats how ginger and I met over this same discussion.Those littlebuggerswill find lay eggs next to those little beasties.They cost as much as that bottled control method.Emphasize on “ control”.Never eradicate.Dispatch.Amazon will have them,remove the stickies for the time of those bugs are there.They the bugs do not forage they stay at food then move.The baby’s look like mini alligators,they will move after hatching.They store in your fridge,hibernate until you wake them up.
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Time to fight back with a time tested proven methodLADYBUGS.Thats how ginger and I met over this same discussion.Those littlebuggerswill find lay eggs next to those little beasties.They cost as much as that bottled control method.Emphasize on “ control”.Never eradicate.Dispatch.Amazon will have them,remove the stickies for the time of those bugs are there.They the bugs do not forage they stay at food then move.The baby’s look like mini alligators,they will move after hatching.They store in your fridge,hibernate until you wake them up.
Kurt, if I put a mosquito net "cage" over my plants will that help keep the ladybugs around long enough to eat all the pests? I don't wanna buy them and have them take off right away. I would
Like to release a ton into my landscaping with hopes that they'd take up residence in the bushes. I worry about my perimeter foundation pest control treatments killing good stuff though. Palmetto bugs and spiders in the house don't bother me, but I don't want termites to move in. I actually let a few geckos go in the house to eat flies and other bugs. I see the ones I let in 6 months ago from time to time on the living room wall.
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