Many bamboo plants suffer from sooty mold, which grows on the fecal matter of aphids. Use a soft brush soaked in vinegar and water to remove the mold. Gardeners can prevent moldy smells by treating the plant with an insecticidal soap to eliminate ants and aphids.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.