Well what do you know. Aphids.
I am pretty active on lots of social media communities these days and one user was explaining how she was having a difficult times with Aphids in the garden.
I’ve dealt with these buggers before and luckily, the first option to dispose of them worked like a charm – lady bugs. You can see here that aphids are sucking the life out of the new shoots of our maple bonsai
Here is a closer look. Yarrgh!
But as soon as you open that lid, the horde of lady bugs make a straight bee line to one of their favorite foods. Aphids.
I had more aphids then I could count, most of them on the Maple bonsai, and small patches of them in the herb garden.
It was ridiculously hard trying to focus on a ladybug feasting on a line of aphids but we caught it on video.
For those of you who have had second thoughts on introducing ladybugs to an aphid infestation,
email me or leave a comment down below and I would be happy to share the video with you all 😉
It really was a blessing and a curse to find these pests in my garden and especially after last night’s debate,
I would definitely call this irony.
But either way, I was happy to be able to share this experience with the rest of you guys.
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Hope you guys have a good evening!
I was curious to see if the ladybugs would attack any horn worms or caterpillars that may be present in the garden.
I have read that ladybugs will attack the eggs or small larvae of hornworms but to my dismay,
the ladybugs ignored the one hornworm Amy managed to find =\