It’s hard to find a pest that is more destructive and troublesome to ornamental plants than aphids! These rapid reproducers usually alternate between a woody plant and an ornamental plant, such as rose bushes. Aphids belong to the insect order Hemiptera–the same order as bed bugs, box elder bugs, and stink bugs. Using their piercing mouthparts, aphids suck nutrients from the leaves of plants, and secrete “honeydew” that attracts ants. When honeydew dries, it can leave a moldy or “sooty” looking residue, which can make your beautiful ornamentals look dirty and unkempt. On top of all this, aphids also act as vectors for viruses that can kill your ornamental plants. Because Natura holds licenses to treat ornamental plants, aphids are no match for us! Call us today and let us take care of your aphid problem in a safe, responsible way.