Aphid Control

Aphids suck sap from plants and leave behind a sticky substance known as honeydew. Honeydew leaves plants weak and more susceptible to fungi and disease. These small pear-shaped pests can often be found in large numbers on plant leaves and flowers. Our selection of aphid control products will help you remove aphids from your lawn and garden, preventing plant damage.

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A professional insecticide pre-harvest spray for commercial minor crops, animal feed crops and ornamental shrubs & trees.
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A professional wettable powder insecticide that controls thrips, plant bugs, aphids, and whiteflies in agricultural and non-crop areas.
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A professional insecticide miticide that is refined phytobland oils for commercial & residential outdoor applications on fruits & vegetables, fruit & citrus trees to landscaping plants.
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A professional insecticide that is an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) for ornamentals in greenhouses, shadehouses and interiorscapes to control soil and foliar insects.
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A professional insecticide and an IGR in a Multi-pack containing 2 quarts of Demand CS and 5 pints of Archer for indoor and outdoor pest control.
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A professional systemic insecticide that controls insects in turf-grass and landscape ornamental plants on golf courses, sod farms and interior plantscapes.
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A professional insecticide that controls species of aphids, thrips and white-flies that attack greenhouse and nursery ornamental plants.
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A fast-action insecticide that provides long term curative and preventive operation against a wide variety of insect pests.
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A professional water soluble insecticide for commercial indoor & outdoor ornamental plants in greenhouses and nurseries.
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A professional insecticide that controls insects for ornamental plants, interior plantscapes, turf-grass, and non-bearing fruit and nut trees.
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An all-in-one insecticide that provides fast-acting and long-lasting residual control of a broad spectrum of insects for up to 90 days.
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Durable pest-monitoring and trapping cards designed to catch a variety of pests,
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This contains 1,000 predator bugs that provides complete elimination of damaging thrips species along with aphids, spider mites and butterfly eggs from crops.
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A fast-acting professional insecticide that effectively controls and targets piercing and sucking insects in plants.
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A professional insecticide for control on non-bearing fruits and ornamentals in greenhouses and nurseries.
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Organic plant insecticide that provides rapid knockdown of more than 100 insects and is ORMI Listed.
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This bottle contains Aphidius colemani pupae (Parasitic Wasps). These live organisms effectively controls cotton aphid, tobacco aphid, and peach potato aphid.
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A professional insecticide for ornamental plants, non-bearing fruit and nut trees in nurseries and greenhouses, residential and commercial landscapes, interior plantscapes,
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Targets aphids and many other pest insects, like whiteflies, thrips and moth eggs.
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A sticky trap that can be used to catch a variety of unwanted flying parasites that can permanently damage crops, vegetables and others.
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Effectively traps damaging pests like fungus gnats, thrips, aphids, leafminers and whiteflies.
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A professional insecticide that provides long-lasting protection against a wide range of insect pests for both indoors and outdoors.
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Contains gall midges that effectively eliminates Aphids and prevent permanent damage on a wide variety of crops.

How To Get Rid of Aphids

aphidHow To Kill Aphids and Prevent an Infestation 

As with many garden pests, one solution usually does not take care of the issue. A multi-step approach is the best way to treat and prevent aphids from ruining your garden or plants.

  • Check plants: Monitor plants a few times a week, especially in the rapid growth phase of the plant, to catch infestations early. Once leaves have curled, it can be difficult to get rid of the aphids since the curled leaves protect them from natural predators and insecticides. Check undersides of leaves and clip leaves from several different areas of a tree. Also check for natural predators of aphids (ladybugs, lacewings, and syrphid flies) as this may mean your aphid population can be controlled without intervention. If you see a large number of ants around your plants and crawling up your trees, this is a good sign there are aphids present. Ants ward off natural aphid enemies, so ant control is an important aspect of aphid control.
  • Biological Control Methods: Parasitic wasps (small wasps that are harmless to humans) are the best for killing aphids. They lay an egg inside an aphid, where the larvae eat the aphid from the inside. Ladybugs eat aphids whole, and you can purchase these wholesale, but they can dissipate quickly. Natural enemies work best in small yards and are great pest killers in a garden.
  • Natural Control Methods: A strong stream of water sprayed on a hearty plant or tree will knock aphids off and wash away honeydew. The aphids will be unable to return to the plant. Pruning new infested growth and removing badly infested plants can reduce populations. Aphids on house or other small plants can be removed by wiping leaves with a damp cloth. Some essential oils can also be effective aphid controllers. Natural botanical insecticides are also available and can be extremely toxic and must be used with care.
  • Insecticidal Control: There are products available that are effective in controlling aphid populations, especially good when other methods alone are not working and many use natural ingredients to accomplish the control. Insecticidal soap damages the protective coating of soft-bodied insects, leading to dehydration. Aphid sprays with horticultural oils smother the insects on contact but certain oils must be used at certain times, so always read package information. 


Remember, when using any insect control products, make sure your plants will not be damaged. Many times beneficial insects are also killed or repelled by many remedies, including natural ones (like garlic or capsaicin) along with chemical-based insecticides.

Pictures of Aphids

Here are some Aphid pictures to help you recognize them:


 

Biology and Life Cycle of Aphids

Aphids are an eighth of an inch long with soft, pear shaped bodies. Depending on the type, they can be green, yellow black, gray, or red. They can have transparent wings, but wingless are more common. They have very distinct tube-like structures coming from the rear of their bodies called cornicles. These distinguish them from other insects.
 
The life cycle of an aphid is very quick. It only takes one or two weeks for an aphid to complete its lifecycle. Females usually reproduce asexually, usually to more females. Males are produced only by some species in the cooler months. Aphid populations can explode very quickly; a female can give birth to up to 12 live young a day and it only takes 7 to 8 days for a nymph to become a reproducing adult. At 80 young a week, this population can get out of hand very fast. 

Aphid Hosts and Damage 

Aphids are commonly found on garden vegetables like beans, cabbage, melons, cucumber, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, squash, and tomatoes. You will also find aphids on roses and hydrangeas, and trees like ash, birch, elm, linden, maple, oak, and walnut. They remove the sap from their host plant which results in curled, puckered, or yellowed leaves. They can stunt the growth of plants and make them lifeless and limp.
 
Some species of aphid create galls, while others inject toxins while they feed. They are too tiny to induce any bites. They excrete a sticky substance called “honeydew” from excess sap they cannot digest. This honeydew can cause a black, sooty mold to grow on it, and also attracts other undesirable insects such as ants, flies, wasps, and bees.

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