Aphids? What to do. #211984
Asked September 11, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT
Are these aphids? I have a bunch on my kale/cabbage plants. All the lady bugs in my backyard left after the flowers had stopped blooming.
Multnomah County Oregon
Yes, these are aphids and once the population gets this large predators like lady beetles won't be able to suppress it. Insecticidal soap is the best and safest approach for home gardens to control aphids.