Are these Aphids?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009



I have several plants that are under attack by these little guys. They are very small.

This is a watermelon. My pumpkins have been obliterated.


I bought some ladybugs but I'm not sure that is enough. Help!



7 comments:

Chrissy said...

YES SIR!. Have u watered too much? or has it gotten humid?

Chrissy said...

I will usually see these on my rose bushes.. U can get a spray by Bayer. That brand seems to do the trick..

Daveda said...

I have no idea :( wish I could help.

Claude said...

definitely aphids... too little too late for ladybugs. Get some garlic powder, (not salt!) sprinkle it around the roots and water it in. You can also try insecticidal soap.

Pudgeduck said...

If you cut the most infected stems off and spray soapy water on the rest. They hit here in the spring. Claude helped save a lot of my plants with the garlic hint!!!!

Chris said...

Thanks for the advice!

Aiyana said...

I learned in the MG program that means of control for organic gardeners include insecticidial soaps, neem oil soap, neem emulsion, pyrethrins, rotenone dust, plant growth activators, elemental sulfur, and garlic spray. Since ladybugs can't be hearded, it's hard to keep them contained to the plants where they are needed. In addition, it's too hot for ladybugs as Claude suggests.
Aiyana