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Aphids? http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscus.com/care/aphids.htm

Last year my hibiscus had a couple different bugs that I couldn't ever identify. I tried neem oil, but all it did was almost kill the neighboring salvia.

So, if those aren't aphids, all I can say is good luck!
 

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gatormac2112 said:
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Although some would say not to do that as it kills bees, you could knock them off regularly with water.
Liquid bifenthrin isn't so bad. I have the granules. Maybe I could liquify a little ...
 

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stotea said:
Aphids? http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscus.com/care/aphids.htm

Last year my hibiscus had a couple different bugs that I couldn't ever identify. I tried neem oil, but all it did was almost kill the neighboring salvia.

So, if those aren't aphids, all I can say is good luck!
The aphids I know and love are green, but I'm sure they come in many flavors. I also ordered some praying mantis egg sacks from amazon :)
 

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I try not to spray the actual flowers because it will kill the bees.

I spray Bifin on the ground and woody parts of the plant. Then I spray a pure neem oil mix (not neem extract you buy at stores) on the foliage and flowers
Yeah I avoided the flowers and most aren't open. I lost my neem oil extract when I moved, but need more.
 

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SCGrassMan said:
Ecks from Tex said:
I try not to spray the actual flowers because it will kill the bees.

I spray Bifin on the ground and woody parts of the plant. Then I spray a pure neem oil mix (not neem extract you buy at stores) on the foliage and flowers
Yeah I avoided the flowers and most aren't open. I lost my neem oil extract when I moved, but need more.
You can get a 100% neem oil solution on Amazon and make your own mix. It is significantly better than the extract and will serve as an insecticide and fungicide. Plus it won't kill bees and ladybugs
 
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