Curious

Kinder, LA

#1 Sep 11, 2009
WTH are all those white bugs floating everywhere?

They float like a light ash and when you catch one, they have a lot of white powder on them like a moth.
dover

Osceola, AR

#2 Sep 11, 2009
There called Wind Lice "Don't get them in your hair," Or own you, The ones you see are the female, That powder you talk about "NOT POWDER" thats the eggs so small, looks like powder but"" NOT"".
Curious

Everton, MO

#3 Sep 11, 2009
Depending on when & where you are outside, there's no way you can keep from getting them on you.
Curious

Everton, MO

#4 Sep 11, 2009
I don't find any reference to wind lice in Google, but thanks for the information!
Guest

Dothan, AL

#5 Sep 11, 2009
Curious wrote:
I don't find any reference to wind lice in Google, but thanks for the information!
The bugs are called "whiteflies". They infest cotton and soybean fields in late summer and fall. They start looking for other "host" plants to infest when the summer crops start maturing out. They will move to many house and garden plants and can cause damage if the numbers build up before frost. They are not harmful to humans just annoying.
Curious

Wentzville, MO

#6 Sep 11, 2009
Guest wrote:
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The bugs are called "whiteflies". They infest cotton and soybean fields in late summer and fall. They start looking for other "host" plants to infest when the summer crops start maturing out. They will move to many house and garden plants and can cause damage if the numbers build up before frost. They are not harmful to humans just annoying.
Thank you! That looks like them.
Are they worse this year than the past 5 years since I've been here? I don't remember them before. At least, not in these numbers.
Guest

Ozark, AL

#7 Sep 11, 2009
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you! That looks like them.
Are they worse this year than the past 5 years since I've been here? I don't remember them before. At least, not in these numbers.
They are normally bad around the edges of cotton fields this time of year but not in yards or parks. They do seem to be worse this year. Could be dueto the cooler than normal summer temperatures or the extra soybean acres in the area. One way to avoid them if they are annoying people in the yard is to wear darker colored clothes. They tend to be drawn to lighter colors, particularly yellow, light green or white clothes.
starchild

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Sep 12, 2009
the bug is a hemlock wooly adelgid. they like to eat sap of pine trees...thats wat i got off of google
Curious

Ville Platte, LA

#9 Sep 12, 2009
starchild wrote:
the bug is a hemlock wooly adelgid. they like to eat sap of pine trees...thats wat i got off of google
I checked out Wikipedia and Google.

I think I'll stick with the person that said "whiteflies" for now.

Thank you, anyway!
Guest

Clovis, NM

#10 Sep 13, 2009
http://www.learn2grow.com/problemsolvers/inse...
I found this and this is what they are pic is on the site !
Curious

Iowa, LA

#11 Sep 13, 2009
I believe you are right.

Thanks for the diligent search.

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