Tiny bugs are light or dark green or black; with or without wings. The largest is 1/6″ long, the smallest is barely visible. They cluster on stems and under leaves. Aphids may cause more crop damage than any other insect, and there are few plants they don’t like. Infested leaves curl and turn yellow; the plant is weakened in general. The greatest damage occurs after a cold spring; aphids increase faster than their natural enemies in a chilly season.
Insecticidal Spray is one of the best controls. Use it on vegetables, roses, and flowers all summer. Eco-OilTM Insecticidal Spray is also effective. For quick knockdown use PyolaTM
Insecticidal Spray. Aphids are among the pests most easily controlled by biological methods; Green Lacewings are excellent predators, and Lady Beetles help reduce heavy populations.
Yellow Sticky Traps help control the small number of flying aphids that may appear indoors or on individual plants outdoors. For orchards and ornamental trees and shrubs, Surround At Home suppresses aphids with minimal disruption of the natural cycles. Our old stand-bys are Oil-Away TM Insecticidal Spray or Eco-OilTM
Insecticidal Spray at bud break. If aphids are severe at petal fall, follow up with PyolaTM Insecticidal Spray. Neem-Away TM Insect Spray also repels aphids.