Turf and Ornamental Pest Library

Aphids

AphidAphids, are also known as plant lice.
 
Aphids suck the sap out of tender plant shoots and leaves. Drinking the sap can weaken the plant, and injecting their saliva can spread diseases from plant to plant. In addition, aphids excrete a sticky, clear substance called “honey dew” which commonly develops sooty mold. Sooty mold is unsightly and interferes with the plant’s ability to photosynthesize.
 
Aphids can weaken a plant, stunt its growth, cause leaves to curl or wilt, and delay fruit or flower production.
 
If you attract or purchase certain beneficials, such as lady bugs, lacewings, parasitic wasps, or damsel bugs, they will attack the aphids. Plants can also be sprayed with insecticidal soap, or a homemade tomato leaf or garlic spray to kill and repel aphids.
 
There are many safe solutions to rid yourself of Aphids!
 

Whiteflies

Whitefly
Whiteflies typically feed on the underside of plant leaves.The ability of the whitefly to carry and spread disease is the widest impact they have had on global food production.
 
Whiteflies have become one of the most serious crop protection problems. Economic losses are estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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