White Specs/Crystals on Hens and Chicks - Wont go away - Aphids?
Hens and chick with specs/flakes
Thank you for the help in advance. I have two hens and chicks plants that I believe have been infected by aphids.
I learned this based on another persons question on here about the white flakes. Mine did look similar to those pics. Its almost like these little white FLAKES. I just doused them in ornamental insecticide (last ditch effort),so many fell off before the picture. So not the best picture to show how bad it can get.
I spray them and they fall off only to come back the next day. I have been using a dish soap with cayenne pepper solution that I also believe came from this site.
There is no doubt there is less of these specs, but the next day more always come back. Especially underneath the leaves. I think I just cant get to all of them bc of the folded down leaves which can hide them well. I try rotating it and getting all the folds but they always come back.
I just put Ortho Plant, Flower and Ornamental insecticide on them hoping this nuclear strike well kick them for good before winter. Is there any other options?
Do you think these are aphids? Do they always come back? How many treatments should it take?
I have done this for 2 weeks and still get the flakes. I am about to bring them inside for good (I live in PA) and don't want to infect the others. How can I get rid of whatever this is?
Again, thank you!