Bug Identification #798578

Asked June 29, 2022, 2:01 PM EDT

Will you please identify the bugs in the attached pictures for me and tell me how to get rid of them? Thank you!

Emmet County Michigan

Expert Response

Hello Linda,

I see  just flies in bug2 photo.  There might be aphids in the other two photos but I can't be sure.

For homeowners, recommended products for controlling insect pests on ornamentals are cyfluthrin (sold as BioAdvanced Vegetable and Garden Insect Spray, Insecticide), bifenthrin (sold as Ortho Bug B Gon) and carbaryl (sold as Sevin). Be sure to read and follow all instructions on the label before using any pesticide.

Best regards,


Howard Russell Replied June 29, 2022, 4:10 PM EDT
Thank you very much for your timely response.  I showed the bugs to my local garden center and they agreed that the one is aphids. No one seems to know what all the flies are but I was thinking a Sevin application might help too. Thank you so much again.  


On Jun 29, 2022, at 4:10 PM, Ask Extension <> wrote:

Linda Sharabba Replied June 29, 2022, 9:02 PM EDT

The flies are probably not plant pests, they are resting on the leaves.

Howard Russell Replied June 30, 2022, 7:27 AM EDT

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