Zuchinni: tiny flying bugs and ants

I have had a few zuchinni deaths and today I noticed little ants inside the some of the flowers and there are little tiny flying things hovering around the zuchinni plants only and maybe going after some of the basil too.
What are they and is there anything I can do to get rid of them?
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Plus I had Lettuce and cabbage and they got eating to death.
On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 15:54:01 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@excite.com wrote:

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the flying things could be adult aphids. In that case, the ants would be eating them. If the flying bugs aren't aphids, then the ants might just be going after the necter in the flowers. Nothing to worry about.
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I just lost all my squash to aphids....... I didn't see it when it started small.... I sprayed the aphids off with water but within days, the plants were taken over..... no more having to give away squash.

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