Linda T
Linda T
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  • Lilburn, GA
Asked on May 30, 2013

Aphids

Doyle Tami HarmonHeather BartonLaura Huckaba
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Does anyone know how to get rid of aphids naturally? Hate those chemicals!
13 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 30, 2013

    ladybugs, and some insecticide soaps are a couple I have used. Are you working with indoor or outdoor plants?

  • Linda T
    on May 30, 2013

    Outdoor plants. Where do you get ladybugs? and thanks.

  • Linda T
    on May 30, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Adrienne Sajecki
    on May 30, 2013

    Those are the two best ways to get rid of Aphids, You can order Ladybugs here http://www.gardeners.com. They will eat a few then lay eggs, the larve eat the most aphids.

  • Linda T
    on May 30, 2013

    Thanks so much.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 31, 2013

    I got my lady bugs from a local flowershop / greenhouse.

  • Mary L
    on May 31, 2013

    I just run my finger down and squish them. Of course, if you have a kajillion of them, it's not too practical.

  • I heard that dish soap mixed with water in a spray bottle sprayed on the underside of the leaves should do the trick.

  • Linda T
    on Jun 2, 2013

    Thank you all.

  • Becky - Clover and Thyme
    on Jul 9, 2013

    I have had great luck with banana peels. Chop them finely and place them around the affected plant, just under the surface of the soil.

  • Laura Huckaba
    on Nov 15, 2013

    I love to mash the aphid with my thumb and finger. There is something so visceral about getting rid of those suckers!!!

  • Heather Barton
    on May 4, 2015

    The spraying of soapy water sometimes works but I've had the most success Neem oil.

  • Doyle Tami Harmon
    on May 30, 2015

    In the morning, set your hose sprayer on stream and turn it up full blast and hit the infested area of the plant with the stream of water. You will have to repeat this over the summer, but no chemicals are involved. Also, Jerry Baker has a book on home made gardening solutions and I have found his recipes to be most helpful. You can find it on Amazon. Happy bug hunting!!!

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