Keep Your Garden Safe: Simple Ways to Stop Aphids from Destroying Everything!

Aphids appear to get into every garden one way or the other. If you’ve had a home garden for a while, you’ve probably heard of these small pests. 

What are Aphids?

Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects that feed by piercing and sucking fluids from plants. Their long, thin mouthparts allow them to feed through stems and leaves, as well as other tender plant parts.

How to Identify Aphids

Aphids are small (1/8 inch long) and have soft pear-shaped bodies with long legs and antennae, and that may be green, yellow, brown, red, or black in color depending on species and food source.

Life Cycle of Aphids

In spring wingless female aphids hatch from overwintering eggs and soon give birth to many female nymphs. They give birth to nymphs without mating, and they grow fast maturing to adulthood in about 10 days.

What Kind of Damage Do Aphids Cause?

Aphids cluster together and quickly reproduce once they have colonized their selected host plant. Aphids pierce plant leaves and stems with their mouthparts, just like other sap-sucking insects do,

How to Prevent Aphid Infestations

Although preventing aphids from entering your yard can be challenging, there are a few strategies that can be used to lessen their impact.

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