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Greenfly/blackfly (aphids)


Blackfly and  Greenfly (aphids) are very common sap sucking pests affecting nearly all types of plants. Colonies are visible around new buds or shoots in spring onwards. Leaves may twist or yellow and become puckered and distorted as they develop. Sticky honeydew can cause subsequent growth of black Sooty Mould, especially under damp conditions.  Specific species of Aphids can be found on specific host plants.  Species can range in colour green, pink, yellow, black, brown and white.  Some plant viruses, especially of Strawberry and raspberries, cucumbers can be spread via mouth parts of aphids as they move from plant to plant. 

Product solution: Use Provado Ultimate Bugkiller Ready to Use and/or Concentrate ( on listed edible crops and all ornamental plants), Provado Ultimate Bug KIller aerosol can uses on all ornamental indoor/conservatory plants.  Spray outdoors with Sprayday Greenfly Killer, Organic Bug Free, Organic Pest Control,  Multirose Bug Killer, Multirose Concentrate 3:.  For house plants Baby Bio House Plant Insecticide.

As a useful preventaive and monitoring aid use Greenhouse Flycatchers wherever possible.

Cultural control:  Encourage birds into the garden to feed on the aphids ie Blue Tits.