Milkweed Plants
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aphids on milkweed

Zone 6 Grove City, Ohio. 43123 | nawnie1 added on August 16, 2015 | Answered

I have a large milkweed bush in my yard with a lot of aphids on it. Can they kill my bush? I have a few lady beetles on it too, but will they be enough to take care of the problem or should I get more lady bugs?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on August 18, 2015

    This time of summer the Aphids can multiply quickly. Though Ladybugs are a good approach you may want to treat the plants.
    I've listed some links that have natural remedies.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/homemade-aphid-control.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/beneficial-insects.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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