strawberries with foam

Hi all,
Just wondering what people do when they see white foam on strawberry plants.
I've noticed few on on each plant and when investigated are green bugs in the the foam (breeding maybe?).

What's the best to control? Is it the case of rubbing the foam off? 

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,919
    Best thing to do is leave them to it. They don't do a great deal of harm and they're just part of a healthy garden. The green bugs are larvae that will suck a bit of sap from the plants but nothing that it will miss. They turn into froghoppers like this guy.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,556
    Probably cuckoo spit pretty harmless
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  • They probably are froghoppers. Just squish them with your fingers, they are unsightly but will not damage your plants. 
  • pbffpbff Posts: 432
    See advice article on the Royal Horticultural Society website for further info:
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=490
     :) 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,912
    edited May 2018
    Love to see cuckoo spit ... a sign of summer ... no need to squish them ... they do little or no harm and provide food for the birds ... it's a shame to squish anyone just 'cos they're unsightly  :'(
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,919
    pbff said:
    See advice article on the Royal Horticultural Society website for further info:
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=490
     :) 
    "This froth has no connection with cuckoos "

    What enlightened times we live in :D
  • Juniper4Juniper4 Posts: 40
    Thank you all.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 24,002
    Love to see cuckoo spit ... a sign of summer ... no need to squish them ... they do little or no harm and provide food for the birds ... it's a shame to squish anyone just 'cos they're unsightly  :'(
    I love to see it too Dove. My oldest ,when she was little, was fascinated when she  managed to see one properly  :)
    Delightful little things - my strawb plants have many clumps of 'froghopper froth' on them just now too.  :)
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  • Jason millyJason milly Posts: 490
    Spittle bugs 
  • nicd38nicd38 Posts: 23
     it's a shame to squish anyone just 'cos they're unsightly  :'(
    So glad about that, id have been squished many moons ago  :D :D
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