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Definition of sap-sucking insects

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Definition as written by shakemh:

Insects that insert their beaks into stems, leaves, or roots to suck plant juices.

Can also be a virus carrier.

Above ground examples are : aphids, chinch bugs, and scale all of which can be combated with predatory insects, or terminated with systemic or contact insecticides.
A below ground example are nematodes which requires fumigation
for immediate termination.

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