Aphid Overview

There are close to 5,000 species of aphids in the world but only around 400 of them are considered to be nuisance insects. They are seen in a variety of colors like black, green, and white. It is not common for them to get to the point where they are infested, but it is possible. They live and feed on a wide variety of different vegetation depending on the species of aphid. They can reproduce quickly and all those insects are going to need food to sustain them.



Aphids feed by piercing vegetation and sucking the sap from within the plant. This makes it difficult for the plant to continue to grow and it can commonly lead to killing the plant. They transmit diseases and viruses to the plants that they feed on which is the biggest issue that they pose to crops. These diseases can wipe out a crop if it is not dealt with. They also secrete a substance known as honeydew. This substance can foster the growth of mold and also attract other insects to the plant.

Main Service Areas For Aphid Removal

  • Boca Raton Aphid Control
  • Boynton Beach Aphid Control
  • Lake Park Aphid Control
  • Lake Worth Aphid Control
  • Palm Beach Gardens Aphid Control
  • Palm Beach Aphid Control
  • Palm Springs Aphid Control
  • Riviera Beach Aphid Control
  • South Bay Aphid Control
  • South Palm Beach Aphid Control
  • West Palm Beach Aphid Control
  • West Lake Aphid Control
  • Coral Springs Aphid Control
  • Fort Lauderdale Aphid Control
  • Pompano Beach Aphid Control
  • Coconut Creek Aphid Control

Control and Prevention

Due to their small size, controlling and exterminating populations can be very difficult. When it comes to large quantities of crops, it can be the kind of thing that will require constant care and attention. The first thing that should be done if an aphid infestation is suspected is a call to a professional so that you can get the proper information and advice on the steps that need to be taken. They can also come out and inspect the areas to help you formulate a game plan to assist you with your problem. They may advise you of a few steps that can be taken to address the problem.

Pesticides can be used but if they are located on the underside of the leaf and the pesticide doesn’t get on them they can survive.

It may also be a good idea to allow natural predators to lose throughout your crops. Birds and predatory insects (like ladybugs) very often prey on these particular insects.


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