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By Rampaging_Nep
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Hi there everyone! I hope your plants are able to help you keep some form of sanity during this shitstorm we're all dealing with worldwide. Anyway today I've noticed some extremely tiny green bugs crawling up & down the base of one of my flytraps. Based on the limited research & experience I have, I suspect they could be Aphids. I've tried to take the best pictures I could with my iphone any knowledge on what they are & what I should do would be awesome. Thank you for your time & have a blessed day!
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By Benny
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It looks kinda white to me. Maybe mealybug?
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By optique
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if that the only plant with it, wet a qtip and remove by hand everyday for a week and keep a eye out after that.
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By Matt
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Anything will work to get rid of aphids. Just pick something at the local hardware store and use it as directed on the label. Carnivorous plants typically aren't any more sensitive to insecticides than any other plant.

If you'd prefer to order online, this is what we use: ... -9852.html

I mix 1/2 teaspoon of Acephate 75 with one gallon of water and thoroughly spray the plants. Aphids will almost instantly be killed.

If you'd prefer to use something organic, many growers use Neem oil with success. I can't recommend or comment on that because I've personally never used it.
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