6762.      This seemed to happened after I ad several cracks in my foundation repaired last summer. My plants are located inside a finished basement directly beside where one crack was repaired. I have had these on my plants now ever since. This is my third crop that has been attacked. I’ve been using insecticidal soap but haven’t been able to eliminate them. I don’t know if they are thrips or aphids? I need an exact identification in order to properly research eliminating them. If you have a suggestion of what I can do between crops, I would be incredibly appreciative! Thanks very much! Dave. Nepean, Ontario. Canada


Number 6762.  These are aphids; if insecticidal soap application has not worked, you might try Neem oil. Click here for other suggestions.