What they lack in size, they make up in numbers. Debbie Hadley, About's Guide to Insects, says "...a single aphid could produce 600 billion descendants in one season." What chance does a gardener have against those kinds of odds? And they apparently have some type of twisted relationship with the ants, who protect them in order to get their fix of honeydew. Debbie sheds some light on these little suckers of the plant world.
- All About Aphids
- Where Did All These Aphids Come From?
- The Odd Couple - Ants and Aphids
- Two Homemade Aphid Sprays
- Houseplant Pest Problems
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