Not deer ticks. Aphids

questing deer ticks

Photo taken in our backyard. Deer ticks crawl up plants, wait for something mammalian to pass by, hop on for a free ride and start munching. There were hundreds of them. Did I mention they are carriers of Lyme disease? Sue was convinced these were deer ticks but after posting about it on our gardening blog, it now appears they are red aphids not deer ticks.

It matters not, we’ve called in an air strike.

2 Responses to Not deer ticks. Aphids

  1. Thomas Ware Sat, Jun 23, 2007 at 8:24 am #

    Onions. Plant onions with your ‘matos, no aphids.

  2. DJ Sat, Jun 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm #

    We plant onions in our garden, and I must admit, we have no aphids. Wish they worked on chinch bugs!