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Peggy
I have an insect on the underside of my lettuce leaves

I have an insect on the underside of my lettuce leaves, to the extent they are almost inedible.
I think they are a type of thrip, they look like a little black beetle.
I am concerned what to spray them with if we are going to eat the lettuce.
Regards
Peggy

Submitted: 07:29PM, 01 Nov 2011
Answer: Hi Peggy,
Thrips are tiny black elongated insects that are often seen on flowers and vegetables. If the insects are slightly larger and rounder it could be aphids. These can be controlled using Pest oil or Nature’s Way Insect and Mite Killer which contains natrasoap.
Natrasoap is bio-degradable and non-residual and there is no withholding period i.e. the period between spraying and harvesting.
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: lettuce, aphids
Answered: 03:22PM, 02 Nov 2011

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