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Post  kbshark on 4/29/2013, 3:05 am


I have these bugs on my lettuce and my spinach has been affected.... Are these aphids? I have never had them and I want to be sure.
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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 7:21 am

HI Keith, those sure look like aphid to me.

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Post  kbshark on 4/29/2013, 7:36 am

thanks... now my battle begins!
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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 8:22 am

@kbshark wrote:thanks... now my battle begins!
Blast them with the hose and then a little soapy water. There are recipe's on the web for making your own insecticidal soap solution.

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Post  H_TX_2 on 4/29/2013, 11:55 am

This is my third year and when I started I was worried about aphids on my tomatoes because of things I had read. It seems I had lots of other bugs but not aphids until this spring when I planted lettuce. They are all over my lettuce. I thinned out my lettuce this weekend harvesting some leaves and now I'm going after the aphids.
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Post  jazzycat on 4/29/2013, 12:28 pm

Is there a photo? I'm not seeing it.

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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 12:30 pm

@jazzycat wrote:Is there a photo? I'm not seeing it.
yes, I see it in the first original post.

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Post  Pepper on 4/29/2013, 2:04 pm

I do not see it either. Thought something was wrong with my computer but my phone does not see it either. I do remember seeing it the other day went back to look again and poof.
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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 2:24 pm

I can see the photo using Chrome as my browser. I cannot see it in Firefox or IE. I will send Rooster a message and he will probably tend to the matter when he gets home from work.

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Post  Pepper on 4/29/2013, 2:40 pm

Thanks camp.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/29/2013, 3:26 pm

I'll look into it this evening when I get home.

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Post  TejasTerry on 4/29/2013, 4:36 pm

I was having a problem with bugs munching on my arugula and lettuce. I got some lady bugs and turned them loose a few weeks ago. Problem solved....and now I have baby lady bugs everywhere... Very Happy
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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/29/2013, 4:48 pm

I'm seeing photo's just fine on Chrome, FF and IE. Try deleting forum cookies and see if that helps those of you who are having issues. There's an option to delete the forum cookies on the index page. Near the bottom, right hand side.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/29/2013, 4:58 pm

I deleted the cookies but using Facebook I can only see the photo in the original post of the bugs that don't look like aphids to me.

Are there supposed to be other photos?
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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 5:13 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I deleted the cookies but using Facebook I can only see the photo in the original post of the bugs that don't look like aphids to me.

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No other pics, just the one in the op.
CC, what do they look like to you?

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/29/2013, 5:25 pm

Some kind of little flies or gnats...but only because I thought aphids were white, no?

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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 5:27 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Some kind of little flies or gnats...but only because I thought aphids were white, no?

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Aphids are green, black, orange... bleck! pale
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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/29/2013, 5:31 pm

Oooohhhhh I seeeeee....the white ones are the babies. gruesome.

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