What are these bugs on my plants?


What are these bugs on my plants?

Aphids. Aphids are tiny green, yellow, or white bugs that suck on the stems and leaves of your plants and slowly kill them. While they aren’t as common as some other pests, they are incredibly persistent and reproduce rapidly, making them hard to get rid of once they’ve arrived.

What are the little bugs on my houseplants?

What are Fungus Gnats? If you see a small winged insect that looks like a fruit fly hovering around the soil of your houseplant, chances are it’s a fungus gnat. They have long legs (for a super tiny fly), transparent wings, and affinity for nutrient-rich, moist soils.

How do I get rid of little bugs on my plants?

How to get rid of these bugs: Remove any heavily infested parts of the plant. Wipe off insects elsewhere with a damp rag or spray them off with water in the bathtub. You can also dislodge them with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol or vegetable oil, or spray them with insecticidal soap.

What are the tiny white bugs on my plants?

Whiteflies are tiny, white, moth-like flies that collect on leaves of infested plants. Aphids: Though they’re small in size, aphids can cause big problems. Of all the types of houseplant bugs discussed here, aphids are the ones I encounter the most frequently on my own houseplants.

What are the little black bugs in my plants?

If you see tiny black bugs in plant soil, and flying around your plants – those are fungus gnats. The gnats that are flying around the fruit, or the garbage disposal in your kitchen are fruit flies.

Why are there bugs on my plants?

A: They’re most likely fungus gnats. These little buggers are a really common pest over winter, and they’re more attracted to the moist soil in houseplant pots than to the plants themselves. Fungus gnats are mainly an annoying nuisance.

How do you get rid of houseplant gnats?

Vinegar mixture: Fill a shallow saucer with 2-3 drops of liquid dish soap and a cup of white vinegar. Place the bowl near your plant — the gnats will be attracted to the solution and fall into the trap. Keep repeating the process until all the gnats are gone.