These plants attract Aphids badly

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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    I brought 5 of these plants several years ago for across the decking in different colours but never again. I was cutting them this year and the bites I kept having was terrible, they were loaded with Aphids. So all 5 were removed and taken to the skip...I checked the rest of my plants to make sure they were ok.

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    aphids don't bite. whatever you have isn't aphids or you were getting bit by something else.
     
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    Hello Carolyn...they were full of aphids but I used to get bitten also the last bite I had early this year did cause a bad swelling to the eye and I' d read that some aphids can bite humans that's why I had the plants removed :(

    Although most aphids feed on plants, some instances of aphids biting or piercing human skin have been reported, according to SciLogs. The bites of these aphids can cause a rash. One species known for attacking humans is the Ceratoglyphnia (Astero) styracicola, according to Entomological News.
     
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    Aphids can also bite human! :eek: This is something very new I am reading. We have to be careful from now onwards.
     
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    :hi: @Dante Pruitt welcome to GS and nice to have you with us :)

    Yes they can bite...my eye swelled badly and those 5 plants were soon removed :whistling:
     

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