If so, then they are likely aphids which are small soft-bodied, sucking insects. They come in a variety of colors, including orange and usually congregate in groups. They can simply be washed off plants with a jet of water from a hose. Doing this for a few consecutive days usually eliminates the problem.
Hereof, what do orange aphids look like?
Oleander Aphids, (Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe), sometimes called the milkweed aphid, are tiny, bright yellow or orange insects with black legs, cornicles, antennae, and abdomen. Adults can be wingless (apterous) or winged (alate).
Just so, how do you get rid of little bugs on plants?
How to get rid of these bugs: Remove any heavily infested parts of the plant. Wipe off insects elsewhere with a damp rag or spray them off with water in the bathtub. You can also dislodge them with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol or vegetable oil, or spray them with insecticidal soap.
What are orange aphids?
Milkweeds are commonly infested by the oleander aphid, Aphis nerii. These little orange insects suck the sap out of stems, leaves, and can cause flowers and pods to abort, and can even kill plants.
On healthy plants, these common insects don’t cause much harm and beneficial insects such as ladybugs help reduce their numbers. Aphids become more of a problem when things get out of whack, usually when plants are stressed by drought, poor soil conditions, or overcrowding.
Harvest mites, also known as red bugs, trombiculid mites, scrub-itch mites, berry bugs or, in their larval stage as chiggers, are mites that are commonly found in forests and grasslands. Harvest mites are relatives of spiders. They are nearly microscopic, measuring only 1/100 of an inch (0.4 mm) and have an orange hue.
Treating oleander insects such as these is usually relatively easy by using horticultural oil during the plant’s dormant season, or soon after the pests become active. You can also use an insecticidal soap or neem oil spray. Regular applications may be required until you gain the upper hand.
The orange ladybug is a variant member of the Asian Lady Beetle Family. It is generally larger than the native red ladybug. It also has a distinct ‘M or W shaped’ white mark on the area above the head called the pronotum. They are also more aggressive than Red Ladybugs.