I've got an infestation of black larvae which hatch into small black sticky bugs at the bottom of the garden. I've used a pesticide on the ones at ground level but looked up and seen that they are all over my apple tree as well and I'd rather not use a pesticide to that extent if I don't need to. They don't seem to be damaging the plants but they aren't very nice. Anyone know what they are and whether they will go on their own accord?
I've added a picture in the hope it helps with diagnostics. he 'bugs' are small black insects. They are a little bit like what I would call a thunderbug, but they seem to be accompanied by a stickiness which is left on the plants they are on.
- 6 Jun, 2012