What are “spitbugs” – the kind that leave little clumps of...

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Question: What are “spitbugs” – the kind that leave little clumps of white, bubbly “spit” on my plants?

Answer: They are more accurately called spittlebugs and are also sometimes known as froghoppers. These bugs and their offspring nymphs, which are found in the “spit,” are sucking sap from your plants. You can control them by washing them off with a strong stream of water.