What the heck is invading my Hibiscus??

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So My two hibiscus plants are completely infested with something but I can't figure out what. Whatever it is LOVES the blooms but the blooms don't seem to be affected. It is so unsightly !!!! :( What are they and how do I get rid of them??? I sprayed them with some Captain Jacks Dead Bug but it has done nothing so far.
 

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That is the worst infestation I have ever seen. Be sure to check all other plants in the vicinity of that hibiscus. Aphids aren’t real particular about what they dine on.
 

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Omg you don't think I should get rid of them do you? The hibiscus tree is very far away from my other plants. Maybe I'll just get rid of the second one. That one isn't doing too well to begin with.
 
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Myself, I would dig them up and burn them. Remember that sick plants are much more susceptible to infestation than healthy plants. If you have any sick plants, I would get them out now.
 

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I moved it away from my other plants which don't seem to be infested at all thank goodness. I've never had this happen before so I'm going to try and save it with some of the other methods provided in the earlier post. Despite the infestation here's how the blooms look today.
 

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Some plants can tolerate aphids, while others not. I don't think you will have a problem given the melon aphids. I also have massive aphids on my milkweed every year. The plant survives and life goes on. I would hit them with some soapy water just to keep them in check tho.
 

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Happy to report that after using the soap the aphids have stayed away! Thank you so much for the suggestion!!
 

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