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Old 07-21-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: USA
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I have this red bell pepper plant which is not growing at all and few days back I noticed some white stuff on every leaf which looks like is also eating up the leaves. It looks like dandruff. They can't fly... just stuck and sitting on top of the leaves. Was trying the take a pic but wasn't coming out clear so you could see the insects.

Looks something like this

Need ideas how to get rid of it? Any solution that I need to buy from garden store or something I can use from house?

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Old 07-21-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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First image not opening up so adding another one. Something like this, but more white in color -
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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aphids. got any ladybugs flying around? ladybugs are only red. the yellow and orange ones are fake and should be killed.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:12 PM
 
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The most effective controls for aphids are:
1-Strong spray of water.
2-Ladybugs, any color.
3-Insecticidal soap.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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Those pictures are aphids, but they're not actual pictures of your plants, right? Your description sounds more like whitefly. Not that it matters that much; you do pretty much the same things to get rid of them:

Whiteflies: How to identify and get rid of garden white flies
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: USA
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aphids. got any ladybugs flying around? ladybugs are only red. the yellow and orange ones are fake and should be killed.
Haven't seen any lady bugs around yet.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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The most effective controls for aphids are:
1-Strong spray of water.
2-Ladybugs, any color.
3-Insecticidal soap.
I will try the insecticidal soap method. My plants are pretty young so am afraid of doing the strong water spray.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:08 AM
 
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Those pictures are aphids, but they're not actual pictures of your plants, right? Your description sounds more like whitefly. Not that it matters that much; you do pretty much the same things to get rid of them:

Whiteflies: How to identify and get rid of garden white flies
The bugs were not clearly visible on the pics so I uploaded the pics from net which looks similar to the buys I have. It looks exactly like dandruff particles. I can try taking pics in different lighting effects and see if that helps, but the bugs I have are not flying. I will take a look at link you shared. Thanks!
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