Scan SCAN NOW Logo

See Similar Problems


Aphids are small soft-bodied insects that may be green, yellow, brown, red, or black in colour depending on species and food source. They reproduce asexually, have "piercing-sucking" mouths, and may or may not have wings. Aphids feed off the plant's cells or phloem. You'll be able to tell an aphid by it leaving behind its "honeydew" excrement, or the plant's stunted gross and loss of strength. As they go through their life cycle, aphids will also leave behind their exoskeleton, little white molts appearing on the top of fan leaves. They reproduce asexually, rapidly, and hide on stems or under leaves, so it is important to stay vigilant if you see one.

More Images:


Treatment for aphids is similar to treating mites. Pinch or prune off heavily infested leaves or other plant parts.

Ladybugs and lacewings are important natural predators. For best results, make releases when pest levels are low to medium. Attacking them early in their life cycle will deliver the highest success.

Use the Bug Blaster to hose off plants and any bugs that are hiding in the foliage.
Foliar sprays like Spinosad or Neem oil could also be used.
Never bring outdoor plants inside.