Spring has hit here in my neck of the woods. The days have been warm and my roses are growing. FAST.
What does that mean? Aphids. Oh so many stinkin’ APHIDS!
What the heck.
I’ve tried everything.
All systemic and non-systemic insecticides. ALL OF THEM.
I have tried biological methods. Natural predator insects such as ladybugs and spraying the plant with soap and water.
I even shook one of the plants to death to see if the aphids would fly off. Um, no they wouldn’t.
I am anal enough to pick each aphid off with tweezers if I have to. But I’ve refrained.
So with everything I’ve done, short of cutting the roses down, why do I still have this…
Don’t be distracted by the fact a mama aphid has just given birth to five baby aphids. That is beside the point (even though they are kinda cute). Get over it.
I want them gone.
Hmmm, what if these are not aphids?