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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.   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: Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Ready To Use, Provado Ultimate Fruit and Vegetable Bug Killer - ready to use / concentrate, Sprayday Greenfly Killer.

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.

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