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Black Bean Aphids 1 year 3 weeks ago #32010

I've got black bean aphids on my Chinese Pepper. Will the soap and water spray work on these critters? (image of aphids is from another source)

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Black Bean Aphids 1 year 3 weeks ago #32021

oof. thats quite an infestation. Yes, I would try the soap solution.
1 spoonful of dish soap (natural dish soap if possible, try to avoid all the super scented stuff, its full of dyes and perfumes)
1 spoonful of vegetable oil
1 litre of water (mineral water if possible)
Mix it all in a spray bottle and generously apply. Take some tweezers and pick off everything you can first.
That mixture should be harmless to the plant itself.
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Black Bean Aphids 1 year 3 weeks ago #32026

That is not a picture of a peppertree, but of broadbeans.

You van whipe them off, or use a strong waterspray to spray them.off. also, soap and rubbing alcohol in water will get rid of them.
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Black Bean Aphids 1 year 3 weeks ago #32027

You're right, it's a picture I found online to show what they looked like, as noted in the OP. They seemed to appear over night.
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Black Bean Aphids 1 year 3 weeks ago #32028

Then check for ants. They do move aphids around..
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Black Bean Aphids 1 year 3 weeks ago #32048

Will do. Much appreciated!
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