Bugs on Plants That Were Brought Inside?

I have brought plants inside for the winter and have little tiny brownish colored bugs all over a new sprout. They fall from the windowsill to the counter and they are getting really aggravating. I have tried wiping them off with a wet paper towel but they just come back. I have also tried spraying them and the whole plant with a mixture of water/dawn dish liquid. Any suggestions?


Amanda from NC

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January 9, 20090 found this helpful

Hi Amanda, is there any chance they are aphids? if they are aphids the most fun thing to do is to find a ladybug lurking around your house and put them on the vine. the aphids will quickly be eaten by the lady bug. lisa

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January 11, 20090 found this helpful

Try spraying the plant with a solution of 50% rubbing alcohol & 50% water. Sit the plant in the bath tub to do this, as the alcohol might damage furniture if it accidently gets on it. :) Allow the solution to dry before returning it to its usual spot.

Be sure to spray the underside of the leaves, as this is usually where the insects hide.

When using diswashing liquid (Dawn) never use more than a drop or two. It can burn the leaves of many plants.

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