Something is on my Chilli Plant!

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  1. Shannon

    Shannon Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi there!

    I'm new to gardening and have recently grown a beautiful Chilli Plant from seed! I'm so chuffed and love the plant to bits but when I was checking on it today I noticed white spots on the leaves... I looked closer at a newly opened flower and saw worm type insects!

    What is it and how to I get rid of it!

    Something wasn't right with my lemon plant (grown from seed) and I've sadly had to part with it today, leaves turned Silver and I originally thought too much sun, but on closer inspection before binning, I saw the little pests on the top leaves too!

    Can I save my beautiful plant??

    Thanks in advance for all your help!
     

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    Phil A Gardener

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    Welcome to Gardeners Corner :sign0016:

    Remove what you can of them by hand then give a spray with a Neem Oil product :)
     
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    • HarryS

      HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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      What is Neem oil @Zigs ?
      Would a light spray with diluted washing up detergent not be effective ?
       
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        I use a spray that I mix myself of Neem oil and Horticultural soap Harry.. l get them both of eBay and then mix as I need..

        Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from the neem tree. It is yellow to brown, has a bitter taste, and a garlic/sulfur smell. It has been used for hundreds of years to control pests and diseases
         
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        • Phil A

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          Made out of a tree Harold :)

          Can't recommend other treatments till we'm out of the EU :yikes:
           
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Apart from a couple of greenfly on the flower I'm struggling to see Worm like" insects?:)
          If that is the worst, it's not actually an infestation and I'd probably just squash them and keep an eye open for more that might appear.:smile:
           
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            White spots suggests spider mites but they`re not wormlike. Not easy to see them let alone squish them ;)
            Neem oil is good but it has to be applied more than once as it doesnt kill the insects outright, it makes them forget to eat and breed. I use neem oil fog in a pop-up chamber of doom lol
            pop-up chamber of doom.jpg
             
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