Monday, April 14, 2008

Nature's Aphid Control

Yesterday, Kim released several lady bugs in both the front and back yard. With the arrival of spring and the warm weather, the aphids were starting to go crazy, especially around the rose bushes. If you use an insecticide, you risk killing the helpful bugs. One natural way to get rid of aphids is to use Neem oil, which Kim had done the week prior, but there were just too many aphids. The lady bugs should have had quite the feast today and when I returned home from work many were still hanging out on the bushes, despite the cold weather.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 180mm macro, f/11, 1/300s, ISO 400, MT-24ex fired.

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