In my experience, aphids has been one of the harder pest to control. They are small tough little buggers that are born with approximately 20,000 eggs ready to hatch; and each one of them have 20,000 eggs ready to hatch- you can see how this pest can easily take over your greenhouse or garden.
Below are a few things you can do to avoid or at least minimize the risk of attracting aphids:
- Keep your plants healthy as aphids and other pests have a tougher time digesting healthy plants
- Grow your plants from seeds. Bringing in plants grown from another nursery highly increases your chances of bringing in their pest(s). (I personally learned this one early on…)
- ants bring aphids to gardens so they can harvest the honey dew they excrete and that it may also work the other way around, that aphids attract ants. Personally, I saw a TON of ants before the aphids appears so I believe ants bring the aphids and organically wipe them out (see Ants.)