First, I've been though countless "bug" posts, but haven't seen anything that looks exactly like what I have. Though it could be that I just have such a bad infestation that mine looks worse than what I've seen so far. I know I don't have NEW bugs...I just haven't seen something that matches this exactly. Maybe I have more than one bug???growing
habaneros, serranos, and jalapenos. For kicks, I picked up a hot banana pepper
plant at my local big home improvement store.
Unfortunately, after about a week I seem to have a HUGE infestation on the store bought plant, and I'm worried about my other peppers
. They've been separated for now, but it's just another part of the house (outdoors), and I'm worried the "flies" may find their way their since there are now so many of them.
The good news (so far) is they seem to mostly stay stuck to the plant and not fly around too much. There seems to be three different things, maybe they are just phases of the bug's life. Little white dots on the underside of leaves, egg casings (?) on the main plant stem, and black flies hanging around, mostly stuck to the plant.
Any ideas on:
1) What they are, and
2) How to get rid of them?
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