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We have what looks like little black eggs about the size of a sesame seed on our indoor plants and the walls closest to the plants.   What are they and what should we do to get rid of them?

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Chris,

These are a bit too blurry to id. If your camera has a "macro" mode you might be able to focus closer. These might be scale insects but I can't really tell for sure. If you get a clear image I'd be glad to take another look.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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