Common Sucking Insects
- Leaf Hoppers
- Squash Bugs
- Spider Mites
An aphid damages a plant by sucking all the sap out of a plants leaves through the phloem and the xylem. Doing This can cause a stunted growth, mottled leaves, and low plant yields.
For large production crops like corn, applying insecticides will help combat aphids. For plants like roses in your garden you should apply a strong stream of water on the plant leaves each day.