Reduce the population of aphids on your plants.
Aphids are plant-feeding insects. For the most part, they do not accumulate in large enough numbers to damage trees and shrubs. But in some cases, a large population of aphids will appear and reduce the aesthetic of shrubs and mature trees. These insects can also cause damage to smaller plants, like annual flowers.
Most aphids found in the Collingwood, Ontario area are less than an inch long and typically light green or yellow in colour. Some may also be grey, white, red, or brown. Most types of aphids like feeding on the underside of trees and buds, while others have adapted to feed on the roots of trees and plants.
If you notice aphids showing up on your plants and trees, there is no reason to panic. While the aphids themselves will not do any damage, they can transmit many different types of viruses to surrounding plants. These viruses will remain inside the aphid as they move from plant to plant and infest the plant sap.
If aphid numbers are getting out of control on your plants and trees, reach out to us at WillowStone. As plant and tree specialists, we can help you target these insects and keep them from taking over your plants and trees, ultimately preventing them from spreading harmful diseases to your plants. For more information about our solutions for getting rid of aphids or to schedule an appointment with a member of our team, contact us today.
At WillowStone, we provide services to address problems with aphids for residents of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Mulmur, Owen Sound, Thornbury, and Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.