Houseplant Pest Control

Tiny Black Bugs on Hibiscus


Anonymous added on March 21, 2016 | Answered

There is a black, tiny insect infestation under and around new leaves and buds of hibiscus indoors. My mature hibiscus plant recently developed tiny dark spots, lots of them, under leaves and new growth. Used insecticidal soap and cut plant back to only new buds but it's reappearing on new leaves.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 22, 2016

It may be aphids. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

It might also be several other bugs, but aphids are the most common. Regardless of the bug, all of the common pests on hibiscus can be treated with neem oil. Here is more information on neem oil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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