Runner Beans

My runner beans are infested with blackfly. Where have the lady birds gone? I don’t like to spray because of the bees.

Zone BA133QG | Anonymous added on August 3, 2019 | Answered

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Answered on August 4, 2019

Those are aphids and can be removed manually by the thumb and forefinger pinch. Also you can use neem oil or organic sprays such as pyrethrum.

In the spring you can cover your plants with mesh to prevent insect damage.

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