Nasturtium Bugs - Knowledgebase Question

Garden Grove, CA
Question by thomblison
April 27, 2000
Every year we get these awful black sucking bugs on our nasturtiums. It usually kills them off. Is there anything I can do to prebvent this?

Answer from NGA
April 27, 2000


Nasturtiums seem to be magnets for black bean aphids. I suspect that's what's attacking your plants. You can hose the critters off, or use an insecticidal soap to kill them off. You'll have to treat regularly to keep the insects at bay. Hope your plants recover soon!

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