How to Control Backyard Bugs


Aphids and ants often live near each other, since the sticky “honeydew” liquid that aphids leave behind becomes food for local ant populations, who then protect the aphids from predators and even watch over aphid eggs. But these tiny insects can do major damage to your vegetable garden and those flowers you spent all spring planting: extracting the juices from the roots, buds, and leaves; encouraging the growth of molds and fungi; and moving diseases from plant to plant. Get them out of your garden by spraying your plants with the hose, or by making a tomato leaf-based spray that will kill them naturally.

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