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    basswood tree dripping

    I have a basswood tree infested w/aphids and the sap on my cars is intolerable. It just rained 2in. this week and they`re not phased. What works? I`ve heard of lady bugs and sprays. The tree is too tall to spray completely.

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    Oak
    Join Date
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    Eastern PA
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    RE: basswood tree dripping

    Lady bugs and lace bugs - amongst other things - like to munch on aphids, allegedly. I have yet to run into difficulty with them, but I've seen both of those bugs marketed for that purpose.

    There are also natural and organic products available that should also work well for you.
    Cheers,
    Everett

    Green Man Enviroscaping LLC
    www.greenmanenvy.com

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    Oak
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    Northern Minnesota-zone 3
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    RE: basswood tree dripping

    Make sure you get lady bugs and not "asian beetles" because the Asian beetles will get out and breed in intolerable numbers and invade your entry ways come October.

    But yes, this would probably be the best option.


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