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I was watching a DIY gardening show the other day, cant remember which one and the lady was offering advice on how to get rid of aphids. She said to squish them but to leave there dead bodies on the plant. According to her the dead bodies will scare off all the other aphids…hmm never heard of that before….think its true?
 

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According to her the dead bodies will scare off all the other aphids…hmm never heard of that before….think its true?
If I ventured up on a bunch of bonsai enthusiasts and saw them squished. That would sure scare the hell out of me. I'd definitely do a 180 and head the other way.
 

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According to her the dead bodies will scare off all the other aphids…hmm never heard of that before….think its true?
I don't think it's true. On my roses, the aphids are carried there by ants. The aphids have no say in the matter. I think if an ant ran into a smashed aphid, it would think "lunch" not "death". In order to control aphids I control the ants - no ants, no aphids. This may only be a Southern California phenom, however.
 

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