Aphid – Aphids come in a variety of colors and are small, pear-shaped, and soft-bodied, these slow-moving sucking insects usually congregate in clusters. They’re sitting ducks for many natural enemies-but nonetheless, they prosper, thanks to their prolific reproduction. The many species come in a wide range of colors; usually wingless, they’re equipped with two tubes, called cornicles, at the posterior end.
Symptoms: Juices are sucked from tender growth, causing wilting or malformations. Honeydew—the undigested plant sap that aphids excrete—attracts ants and fosters sooty mold. Some aphids transmit viruses.
Control: Bonide® All Seasons Dormant Oil Spray, (N) Bonide® Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray, Bonide® Fruit Tree Spray, (N) Bonide® Insecticidal Soap, Bonide® Neem Oil, GardenTech® Sevin Concentrate Bug Killer
Can Infest: Apple, Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Nectarine, Peach, Pear, Plum, Raspberry