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I declared war on the Aphids

The image above is a before and after I lost control of the aphid infestation. No, those spots in the right image aren’t dew or moisture, they’re all aphids in various stages of their lifecycle. Ever since I first turned everything on in the green house, I’ve had a small amount of ladybugs cohabitating with me. When I saw the first aphids, I introduced 1200 more to try to curb the issue, but soon learned that ladybug larvae are what really do most of the damage to aphids. At this point I am just throwing predatory insects at my problem willy nilly. Rather than spraying or doing something manual for the aphids, I just let the ladybugs do their jobs.

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