Aphids? What to do. #211984 - Ask Extension


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

Expert Response

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.

Jack DeAngelis Replied September 11, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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