Home Remedies to Get Rid of aphids
How to Get Rid of Aphids?:
Aphids are troublesome garden insects that attack valuable garden plants like rose and vegetable plants. This article gives few home remedies to get rid of aphids.
Home remedy to get rid of Aphids
Below is some of the best home remedy to get rid of aphids:
- The best way is organic control of aphids. Bring in predators that feed on aphids and this will solve your problem. Predators of aphids include lacewings, lady bugs, aphid predator (which is actual bug called that) and hoverflies. You can also plant mint, fennel, dill, yarrow, clover and dandelions in garden which attract aphid predators to your garden and thus keep your gardens aphid-free naturally.
- Mix the following ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil or white mineral oil, 1 Â½ cup water, 2 teaspoons of dish soap or Murphy’s soap. Spray this on aphids attacked areas for few days. Aphids will run away of suffocation.
- Plants like nasturtiums, asters, mums, cosmos, hollyhocks, larkspur, tuberous begonias, verbena, dahlias, and zinnias are very attractive to aphids. Grow these plants away from the plants you wish to keep aphids off. This makes valuable plants like roses, vegetable plants aphid-free.
- Another remedy is to avoid over fertilization of plant. Aphids are attracted to over growth in overly fertilized plants and attack whole plant.