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  • Box elder bugs & aphids on pond plants

    Created by Debra Dezellem on

    My studies show the Praying Mantis will eat Box Elder Bugs, please confirm or suggest a better predator.

    Last season I bought some pond plants which brought an infestation of Black Aquatic Aphids. Will the cold weather eradicate them or will they survive the winter? If they return is there a natural predator or another way to get rid of them? Last season they nearly killed my lilies.

    Thank you for your time. DD

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    E. Vinje

    Debra –

    Aphids overwinter as eggs, while box elder bugs overwinter as adults. Yes, they will return next season. However, there are steps you can take now to control these insect pests using natural, least toxic methods. I have included links below.

    Hope this helps!

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