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Can anyone help identify these bugs?

can anyone help identify these bugs

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#1 Joe from NY

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Posted April 29 2016 - 12:55 PM

can anyone help to identify what kind of bug this is? My wicker furniture on my stoop is full of these things. They crawl in and out of the twisted wicker. I thought they were ticks, but they have 6 legs, instead of the 8 that I see ticks have. I am afraid to let my dog lay on the cushions now.

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#2 C6NY

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Posted April 29 2016 - 12:57 PM

Zika bug
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#3 Destro

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Posted April 29 2016 - 12:58 PM

ticks have 6 legs in the larval stage when they are smaller.

Nuke it with permethrin 10%-25% (lasts for 2 weeks, safe for humans and dogs, can buy online)

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Edited by Destro, April 29 2016 - 01:01 PM.

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#4 Itsthelaw

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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:03 PM

Can't identify the bug but I'd suggest using a soapy water mix to try and kill them. The soapy water works very well on bees, hornets, and wasps. Never tried it against crawling insects but you mention you have a dog and that's what drew me to alternatives to poison.

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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:09 PM

If not ticks, baby roaches?

#6 Yaphank Kid

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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:17 PM

It's a Willow Aphid. They eat twigs, bark and you guessed it Wicker.
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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:21 PM

Who cares what they are? It's not like they're an endangered species, or som'p'n'. They're uppity bugs crawling all over your stuff like they own it.

Just kill 'em all.

Edited by BLAMMO, April 29 2016 - 01:22 PM.

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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:23 PM

Burn the wicker, that will take care of them.
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#9 Destro

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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:23 PM

Burn the wicker, that will take care of them.



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#10 lordvoldemortfan

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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:34 PM

http://influentialpo...us_salignus.htm

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Posted April 29 2016 - 01:46 PM

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Posted April 29 2016 - 02:00 PM

Get some dogs flea and tick shampoo and mix it in a sprayer with water 4 to 1, spray the crap out of the wicker and the porch. let everything dry and as Destro said use Permethrin. The shampoo is safe for the kids and pets, it wouldn't hurt to add some Miracle Grow to the mix and spray the plants and lawn. You have a tick infestation.

#13 rlitman

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Posted April 29 2016 - 02:28 PM

ticks have 6 legs in the larval stage when they are smaller.

Nuke it with permethrin 10%-25% (lasts for 2 weeks, safe for humans and dogs, can buy online)

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Here's the bigger version of your image, with details that show scale.
Those are WAY too big to be deer tick larvae.

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Posted April 29 2016 - 03:18 PM

Collect some specimens in a small vial or pill bottle filled with rubbing alcohol and take to the County Cooperative Extension service. They will ID them and suggest a control method.

Never take pesticide advice from amateurs! And certainly not from folks on a BB like this.
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#15 Ellar

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Posted April 29 2016 - 04:25 PM

Douse the furniture with the rubbing alcohol and light a match.

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Posted April 29 2016 - 04:35 PM

Douse the furniture with the rubbing alcohol and light a match.


Good advice for wicker outdoor furniture...

#17 lordvoldemortfan

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Posted April 29 2016 - 04:36 PM

http://influentialpo...us_salignus.htm


did you see this? it's tuberolachnus salignus. or giant willow aphid.

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Posted April 29 2016 - 04:41 PM

Invite Cuomo over for a sit down and then donate the furniture to the governers mansion

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Posted April 29 2016 - 04:48 PM

Here's the bigger version of your image, with details that show scale.
Those are WAY too big to be deer tick larvae.

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Agreed. It's likely an aphid. I don't do wicker so I have no idea of how fine a weave that was, but sure, judging by the full grown tick, one could get a sense of how small larval stage ticks are, though they do have 6 legs.

Permethrin works on all of them.

#20 Ellar

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Posted April 29 2016 - 05:23 PM

Good advice for wicker outdoor furniture...


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