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Pests & Diseases > Aphids

Small sap-sucking insects which cover new shoots and cause distortion.

Cause

Warm weather brings aphids. Ants and aphids often go hand-in-hand so it is important to keep potting mix moist and seedlings well ventilated.

Prevention

Check daily. Watch your seedlings for the insects themselves.

Cure

Wash off with the hose or use Pyrethrum infused garlic spray. A systemic may also be used to control this pest. There are many brands available at the local supermarket or nursery.

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