Aphids

Aphids

Where they live: leaves and stems of plants, like rose bushes

About the Pest:

Aphids are small green, yellowish, reddish, or blackish soft bodied insects that suck the sap from the leaves and stems of plants. They excrete drops of honeydew from their anus, which then attracts other insects like ants. Aphids prefer certain plant species over others like rose bushes.

How to Control:

Aphids are easily managed by an appropriately labeled insecticide. Focus should be on plan stems, undersides of leaves, and anywhere the aphids are seen. Aphids may also be controlled naturally by purchasing live lady bugs and releasing them into your yard.