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By Zstaxx
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I noticed there are quite a few little green bugs on one of my flytraps. Are these mites? SHould I spray them with something like this? http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/other- ... e-miticide

Does anyone else have any tips?
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By Frothy_Milk
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#294478
I'm pretty sure they are aphids. If you see your plant having holes in them it definitely is an aphid case. There is a thread about pest identification on the forum.


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By cjpflaumer
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Joined:  Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:55 pm
#294486
They are definitely aphids. They are fairly easy to get rid of. If you just wipe them off for several days that can be enough unless it's really out of control. Any of the recommended insecticides will easily take care of them.

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By uusa2000
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#294496
Traps can't eat them?

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By cjpflaumer
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#294498
uusa2000 wrote:Traps can't eat them?

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Aphids move very slowly they would never be able to trigger the trap. Also since they only eat plant juice they probably would give very little to the plant.

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By Fishkeeper
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Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
#294609
The aphids are too small for the traps to close around, and, as you can see, they get on the outside of the trap where they can't be reached.
By Branmuffin
Posts:  394
Joined:  Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:29 pm
#294652
I highly suggest using Neem Oil if it is available to you. Very safe to use on your plants and works very very well. I have used it to control aphids on my VFT and also trees.
By rulen24
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Joined:  Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:42 pm
#294658
Lots of Aphids, make sure to get every one as if you miss just one it will lay loads of eggs. I recommend a systemic insecticide and spray it all over the plant.

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By TheGamingReptile
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Joined:  Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:20 pm
#294737
Zstaxx wrote:I noticed there are quite a few little green bugs on one of my flytraps. Are these mites? SHould I spray them with something like this? http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/other- ... e-miticide

Does anyone else have any tips?
A very easy tecnique is to put the plant underwater for two minutes so you can drown them

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By Fishkeeper
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#294961
Several hours of being submerged is a better plan, and you may need to repeat it in a week or so in case any eggs escape.
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