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Under these guidelines, 50 grams of wheat flour may contain up to 75 insect fragments; 100 grams of tomato paste may have up to 30 fly eggs; and 100 grams of beer hops may contain up to 2500 aphids.
Landers insists on no pesticides in the garden - ladybugs keep the aphids under control.
During the 19th century, many vineyards in Western European countries like France and Spain suffered from phylloxera, a microscopic aphid that attacks the grapevines’ roots and causes rot.
Aphids and other pests are kept under control with ladybugs.
Greenspan heads to the back sink, where Jacob Kohanpoolad is washing romaine lettuce leaf by leaf, checking for aphids, which are definitely not kosher.
Better to harness the natural predators on offer: ladybugs, for instance, which love aphids.
Otherwise let the good guy insects take care of them as their numbers build up to get after the giant aphids.
Some gardeners dislodge the aphids with a strong stream of water while others tap them into a container of rubbing alcohol.
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: a very small insect that harms plants
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