Black Bugs on Burning Bush

My burning bush has small, completely black bugs, that have not moved yet. I found them on end of new growth, under leaves, and on the stem, in clusters. They are making the leaves roll and turn towards the inside. I have never seen this before. I have not introduced anything new in 3 years.

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May 20, 20120 found this helpful

I'm having the same problem. They look like aphids, only black. Lady bugs seem to be eating them, but there's not enough lady bugs to really make a difference. I've been making a spray of 2 Tbsp. dish soap, 2 tbs veg oil in a spray bottle of water. Then blast them with it. On alternate days I just knock them off the plant with the force of the water from the hose. Seems to be helping, but I notice the ends of the plants are dying where they were.
And I had just gotten these plants looking good after a couple winter's ago when the rabbits completely girdled them.

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May 30, 20170 found this helpful

Do u dilute this formula with the spray bottle attached on your hose?

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