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How to Identify and Control Aphids

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Aphids are tiny, light bugs; but when put together in large numbers, they can become a huge destructive force against your crop or garden.

How to Identify and Control Aphids


Aphids feed usually on the soft parts of the plant, such as the tips, flowers, and leaves. They are typically green, but they can also be black or grey.

What to Look For

  • Aphids live together in large numbers, so look for masses of them
  • They leave a sticky and sweet honeydew (which can attract other garden insects like ants too)
  • Their husks, sometimes white or grey, litter the soil

How to Control Them

Treatment is simple. If you don’t wish to use chemicals, here’s another way to control them:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with warm water mixed with small amounts of liquid soap – just enough that foams up the bottle.
  2. Spray in large amounts. Make sure you target the Aphids specifically.

If you’re looking for something stronger, look for chemical products that contain permethrin or malathion. Make sure you check if the chemical is compatible with your plant, because some react more sensitively than others.

Aphids are also similar to termites in the sense that they are both tiny, yet when there are a ton of them, they can really cause some HUGE damage to your home.


Because of the mild winter we’ve seen in Ohio this year, unfortunately, termite & aphid counts will be high. It’s important to make sure you always have your eye out for potential termite damage & to give us a call immediately if you fear you may have an infestation.

What to Look For

Here are different ways to detect signs of termites in your home→ Inspecting Homes for Termites

How to Control Them

So, how can you protect your home from the threat of termites?

First… Call for your FREE INSPECTION and estimate in writing by a licensed professional at A1 Able Pest Doctors.

Make sure you ask about our various treatment plans especially our exclusive TERMIPEST total protection programs!

Termites cause over 2 billion dollars of damage each year to homes in the USA. More than fires and hurricanes combined!

So protect your home today by calling 1-800-737-8189 or CONTACT US NOW!


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