Aphids of Orchid

Disease Information

Aphids 

Symptoms

Aphids are sucking insects that attack buds, flowers and new growths

and transmit disease from plant to plant.

Buds and flower may fail to open and leaves may have a sticky deposit.

Management

Wash aphids away from the plant with a jet of water. Plants can be

sprayed with a pesticide like Malathion, Orthene or Safer Soap using the product in accordance with label instructions.

Cultural control

The honeydew excreted by aphids and other sucking insects is

attractive to ants and is an ideal medium for sooty mold. When sooty mold is present, inspect the plants for aphids, mealybugs, scale and mites.

 



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