I am new to the world of gardening, especially organic. (I am from
Texas). I need some urgent help.
There are a bunch of shiny green colored flies (that look like
houseflies and are of the same size) that seem to be hovering around
my 4-5" tall peppers, eggplants and cucumbers (tomatoes do not seem to
be affected). These leaves have holes and are all curled up(from lost
sap, I presume) and finally falling off. I suspect these flies are
What I have done so far:
I have taken a dead fly to home depot (got multiple answers) etc.,
searched around on the internet. Read the Vegetable Gardener's bible
Tried hot peppers+garlic+oil spray, lime-orange spray a couple of days
ago, but they still seem to be around.
I am at a loss. Does anyone have a clue as to what these insects are?
What should I do?
I would prefer not to use a synthetic pesticide, but may have to try