What is the infestation on this milkweed Near Lake Erie

Asked August 12, 2019, 1:04 PM EDT

What is the infestation on this milkweed Near Lake Erie

Cuyahoga County Ohio plant disease

1 Response

Hello from Lake County, this is nothing to be worried about. They are aphids and easily remedied. They will not harm your monarchs or eggs. The easiest thing to do is either brush them away or squirt them away with your hose. Some people will also add a little soap to water and spray them. Here is an article for you. Just copy and paste to your browser. https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/control-aphids-milkweed-plants/