Natural Aphid Controls

Aphids are sometimes also known as greenfly or blackfly. Most kinds of plant can be infested with aphids. They are one of the most common garden pests and can reproduce quickly. Aphids suck the sap out of a plant, which removes nutrients and weakens it. Though aphids often seem fairly slow or immobile, they can still find their way to neighbouring plants in your garden or greenhouse. Temperature and overcrowding are both factors that can prompt aphids to grow wings. If and when this happens an awful lot of your other garden plants will be in danger of aphid infestation and damage.

The most obvious sign of aphids is simply seeing them. The little black bugs will be visible on the stems and leaves of a plant. Signs of the damage they cause include leaf distortion, leaf yellowing, a sticky upper-surface on the leaves, white skins on the upper-surface of leaves and sometimes black sooty mould from the sticky honeydew produced by aphids.

How do you get rid of these pesky little bugs? We've got some tiny garden heroes to come and save the day. Live ladybirds and ladybird larvae are a solid choice. These well-known gardener's friends can decimate populations of aphids. Parasitic wasps and lacewing larvae are other options to combat aphids. Our friendly little predators are simple to release and effective. Each work similarly, click on a product below to learn more about how to utilise them in your garden.
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