Combating aphids requires attentiveness

Aphids are “piercing-sucking” insects. They suck the life out of plants, damaging young tissue and causing the leaves to curl up around them. They also can serve as vectors for diseases, meaning that they transport disease to plants and trees.



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Aphids are “piercing-sucking” insects. They suck the life out of plants, damaging young tissue and causing the leaves to curl up around them. They also can serve as vectors for diseases, meaning that they transport disease to plants and trees.

Last year, I didn’t notice that the aphids had invaded until it was too late for me to win the war. Our poor cherry tree ended up with these unsightly balls of crumpled leaves hanging…




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