Tiny bugs that may be green, yellow, orange or black, as well as other colors; 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; plant is weakened in general. Greatest damage occurs after a cold spring; aphids increase faster than their natural enemies during a chilly season.
Aphids are among the pests most easily controlled by biological methods; Green Lacewings are excellent predators, and Sta-Home™ Lady Beetles help reduce heavy populations. Pot Stickers help control the small number of flying aphids that may appear indoors or on individual plants outdoors. Horticultural oils, insecticidal soaps and pyrethrins also can be utilized. We recommend Oil-Away™ Supreme Insecticidal Oil, Plant Guardian™ Houseplant Insecticidal Soap and Pyola® Insect Spray.
"My cold frames had an infestation of aphids. I grow very rare plants and I didn't want to spray them. Green Lacewings cleaned up the aphids in a short time. I couldn't believe it!" -Ed Skrocki, Southington, OH
Pot Stickers - Pest Traps
These bright yellow butterfly-shaped traps help protect your plants from small flying insects that feed on their roots and leaves, like white flies, aphids, thrips, fungus gnats, and other small insects. They don't typically just infest one...Read More
Pyola® Vegetable, Fruit & Ornamental Insect Spray
Pyola® Insect Spray is easy to use, fast acting, and can be used up to and including day of harvest on most plant types. This fast and effective solution eliminates a wide range of insect pests from aphids and ants to larvae, beetles and...Read More
Sta-Home™ Lady Beetles
Adult lady beetles and their larvae are an excellent, non-chemical way to control aphids, Colorado potato beetles in the egg stage, and other insect pests in your garden. But unlike the lady beetles sold by most other companies, ours are...Read More
This extraordinary insect helps control populations of harmful aphids, mealybugs, immature scales and white flies, thrips, spider mites, and other harmful plant pests; they're the best all-purpose predator for your garden or greenhouse....Read More