aphids of gardenia

Disease Information

aphids

DESCRIPTION OF THE PEST

Small, pear-shaped insects; cluster on stems, leaves, buds, and flowers.

Symptoms

Aphids suck the sap, which deforms buds and discolors and curls foliage.

Management

Imidacloprid (Merit®) insecticide. Volck® Supreme horticultural oil. Remove with alcohol-saturated cotton swab, or wash plants with soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. Thoroughly wash undersides of leaves where pests may also reside. Scales still cling to the leaves or stems even after they die.

Insecticides for Gardenia Insect Pest Control (Acephate )-( Bifenthrin)-( Carbaryl)-( Cyfluthrin)-( Dinotefuran) –( Horticultural oil2)-(Imidacloprid)-( Malathion)-( Neem oil)- Spinosad) –( Pyrethrin).

 



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