Hibiscus

Asked July 8, 2015, 9:51 AM EDT

After my hibiscus flowers bloom and go to seed, there are tiny little black bugs in the seed pod. What are they and are they considered a pest?

Sussex County Delaware bugs hibiscus pests flowers

1 Response

A sample of the insect will need to be brought into the county cooperative extension office or to the open house at the office on 18 July. Without seeing a sample I cannot provide any comments about what it may be, or may do. I also cannot say if it is or is not a pest. Over 90% of insects encountered in the world are not pests.