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Leaves black bugs

Hi all, I have a couple of apple and cherry trees in my garden, last year the leaves were full of black bugs and they end up eating all fruit. This year I placed a fruit tree greasy band and Agralan pheromone codling trap, however bugs started to appear this week. I attach the photo of the bugs, can you please help to rid off these bugs?
 


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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    edited May 2019
    They look like aphids to me. Local conditions vary so it's hard to say what is best for you and the trees. If your trees are small enough, you can spray them off the leaves with water, otherwise, best to leave them and wait for birds to gobble them up.
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Next winter spray your tree with a winter wash to get rid of overwintering eggs....  

    But this year you can only try to reduce the number, pure soapy water spray regularly.
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