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by Cate on June 19, 2006 01:21 AM
I have soapy looking spots around the stems of some of my perennials. I would like to get rid of it, but don't know what it is. I use mostly organic insecticides. Any help would be appreciated.
Cate
by peppereater on June 19, 2006 11:10 AM
Does it look like bubbles? If so, it's spittlebug. Just remove them...they're down inside that foamy stuff. I'm all for organic...keep up the good work!

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Dave
Even my growlights are getting restless!
by jannet55 on June 23, 2006 06:47 AM
We have those on my honeysuckle by the hundreds and I tried last year to just pick them off but there were just too many of them. Any thing else I can try?
by peppereater on June 26, 2006 04:36 AM
Neem oil is a natural product that's a good insecticede, most garden centers sell it these days under different names. I have some that's called Garden Safe Fungicide 3. Neem kills fungus, insects and mites. Pyrethrin is harder to find sometimes, but it's a good pesticide. I don't know if Safer's Soap would work on spittlebugs.

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Dave
Even my growlights are getting restless!

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