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White pest on strawberiies and raddishes

What are the pests in the picture on the bottom leaf and what should I do about them.


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    edited May 2020
    They are aphids. Very common at this time of year on many plants. If you have a spray bottle, just fill up with with water and squirt them off, it should knock them all off. Check on undersides of leaves too. Go back to check every day.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    The white fluffy things are the outer husks which the aphids cast-off as they moult (they do that 4 times before they are adults) so its presence indicates aphids feeding above (usually on the back of leaves and in tender new growth.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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