I found pests on my plant and couldn't believe it

Today after many days without being active in the community I upload an article to show the growth of my plants, as I was on vacation 500 kilometers from my city I asked my mother to take care of them with constant watering due to the intense heat and he did it perfectly. I clarify that here in my city the temperatures exceeded 40 degrees reaching 45.


As I get up to water the plants and control the drying buds I carefully observe that there were many fire ants which is very rare, normally fire ants are beneficial at first when pests appear under the leaves because they eat them, but this was not that case; on closer inspection I see something black on the main stem.


I do not know a lot about the pests that affect outdoor cultivation and this one in particular is completely new, I have not found its scientific name yet, but apparently they are friends of ants and have a symbiosis.


I still don't know how to completely eliminate it, so I decided to remove all traces with my hands, my most extreme option would be to cut that stem because it is very full of buds.



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That sucks about the pest, I can't tell what they are from the photos but if you have a phone I use the app called picture insects to find my pest.

Heat blows but they look to be doing OK with it, I would maybe wipe off with apple cider vinegar and see if it helps the pest and during really dry weather try coconut water

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thanks a lot bro for that advice, i will do it :D

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I've never seen those.. 🤯

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They are a kind of parasite that feeds on the stem and produces a sugar that attracts ants to reach other parts of the plant, a headache.

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Sometimes you just have to take a loss when it comes to these things. Not sure how bad it is, is it causing mold to like a catapilar would?

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for the moment he resorted to potassium jabor, it instantly kills the ants and dries the parasite, but it is a constant fight every few hours and every day.

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