Root Aphid Control
Root aphids are commonly found feeding on the roots of plants.
Like other aphids, the root aphid feeds on a plant’s circulatory system.
Damage from root aphids typically results in droopy, wilted, curled, and yellow leaves, the plant may look like it is nutrient deficient. Fruits and blossoms on root aphid infested plants will be small and undesirable.
Root aphids will likely leave plants susceptible to other growth issues like root rot, mildew, and diseases!!
What works best for Root Aphid control?...
Preventative.. Preventative... Preventative....
Root aphids are very difficult to get rid of once they are established. Preventatively releases are crucial. Regular releases of Nematodes Steinernema feltiae, Dalotia coriari (Rove beetle) and Hypoaspis miles (Stratiolaelaps scrimitis) is recommended for Root Aphid Control.
Dalotia coriaria: Fungus Gnats, Shore Fly, Thrips, Springtails, and Root Aphids.
Stratiolaelaps scimitus: Fungus Gnat Larvae, Thrips, Sciarid Flies, Shore Flies, Root Aphids, Springtails, Root Mealybugs and Poultry Mites.
Stenernema feltiae: Fungus gnat larvae, Root Aphids, Leaf Miners, Shore Flies, and Thrips.