What are Aphids ?
Aphids are also known as whiteflies and plant lice. Aphids are about 1/8 " long. Their colors can vary, but they are usually green, brown, red or black. They have mouthparts that pierce and suck sap out of plants. As a common insect, Aphids are found on plants in and around the home. These pear shaped insects with long legs and antennae can be found feeding on almost any plant types. Most species do not negatively affect their host plant, but there are a number of them that are quite destructive.
Signs of Aphid Damage
Because Aphids suck the sap out of plants, the plants weaken and they stunt the plant growth.
Wilting or die back of shoots and new growth or curling of the leaves can all be signs of aphid damage.
Natural Predators of Aphids
The lady bug and some wasps' worms are natural predators.