:: Aphid as varmint

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Aphids proliferate fast, live in big numbers on sprouts, burgeons, or under the leaves of nearly all useful and ornamental plants, and nourish on the plant sap.
Aphid affectionDestruction: Leaves, attained by aphids, have a sticky film on the lower surface, are discoloured, crimp or coil up and the sprouts dwarf.

The massive production of honeydew benefits the settlement of fungi. Aphids also cause huge indirect damage by transferring deadly diseases, e.g. the shrinking virus for crops. Because of this they are held for mattering varmints in the farming industry.

The aphid is also a significant disruptive factor for the hobby gardeners in the yard and the house. In addition to the adverse effect of the thrive and the prosper of the foliage and the flowering plant, such animals are neither aesthetic nor they're welcome in the areas where people spend their time. Moreover the sticky film of the aphid's excrement is unattractive and affects the look. Besides other flowering plants, aphids prefer roses and peonies. Furthermore birches and other fruit trees are affected. Most times you can find the aphids in shady areas and especially close to the onset of leaves, blossoms and other nods of growth.
By tapping the nutriment vein they often transfer viruses from one plant to another. For most hobby gardeners malformed bell peppers after affection by aphids are not unknown. (picture on the right)

Many aphids show a great resistance towards chemical pest control, so that more natural enemies and biological essences are used for the control.

Fight against Aphids / Aphid Control

Especially the dry and warm weather in the early summer is responsible that the weeds sprout and that the aphids proliferate numerous. In the middle of June aphids start to vanish, because of the growing number of natural enemies or because of the deadly fungi.