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Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 11:03 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I was checking out my peppers this morning and saw that there are a bunch of tiny crickets in the bed. Will these cause a problem or will they be benign?

Dazie - Kansas, Zone "5?"
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Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 12:12 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

OK- the crickets have gone on their merry way, so no more cricket worries.

HOWEVER- I have tons of teeny white bugs on my zukes. I thought they were aphids, and sprayed them with soapy water, but they fly. I thought black aphids were the only ones that fly?

Dazie - Kansas, Zone "5?"
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Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 07:19 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

They are most likely whiteflies, which you can get rid of with an organic insecticidal soap:

http://www.planetnatural.com/site/insecticidal-soap.html

http://www2.yardiac.com/long.asp?item_id=1307

http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/html/pubs/0403/zucchini.html

Charles - Wisconsin, Zone "4b"
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Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 01:44 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Thanks for the info Charles. I tried a mild mix of Ivory soap (I had been using Dr. Bronner's) and water and that seems to have worked for now. I figured if ticks don't like Ivory, maybe whiteflies wouldn't either!

Dazie - Kansas, Zone "5?"

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