Aphids are the most common insect found on plants, shrubs, and trees in the state of Colorado. Feeding on the sap of their host, causing leaf curling and in extreme cases, wilting and plant dieback. More commonly, the production of sticky honeydew (the waste excretion from aphids) causes the most problems-dripping upon and coating anything that lies beneath infected plants, while attracting bees, wasps, ants, and flies. Gray sooty mold can grow on the honeydew, contributing to discoloration and impacting the plants natural beauty.
Early summer soil drenches around the base of the plant have proven effective in deterring aphids. Summer topical sprays are also recommended for aphid infestations.
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