Asked on Apr 22, 2017

What is a non toxic treatment for aphids?

Jan ClarkBrook Hauck CrowellGinger Galloway


8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 22, 2017

    Use horticultural oil
  • Pam Walker
    Pam Walker
    on Apr 22, 2017

    LADYBUGS!! PLANT some ladybug attracting plants around where they're most active & the ladybugs will come & eat the aphids. Aphids are their favorite & they won't bother your plants. Google ""What plants do I need to attract ladybugs?"" & you decide which ones you like the best for your yard. There are all different kinds. GOOD LUCK
  • Connie
    on Apr 23, 2017

    ladybugs are the best solution. Can spray a mixture of a qt of water and teaspoon of Dawn
  • Marylou
    on May 28, 2017

    I agree Mix at of water and a teaspoon of Dawn. Then spray it on the plants
  • Ginger Galloway
    Ginger Galloway
    on Jun 15, 2017

    Lady bugs!
  • Brook Hauck Crowell
    Brook Hauck Crowell
    on Jun 15, 2017

    Diatomaceous earth. Completely natural and safe. Just sprinkle it on the plants.
  • Jan Clark
    Jan Clark
    on Jun 16, 2017

    Depending on the size of the problem, you can mix a tablespoon of dish soap with a gallon of water and spray all the surfaces of the plant. Aphids have a waxy coating which the soap destroys and they'll die. This will work great for houseplants and a few potted plants but not for a garden. For that, I'd try a horticultural oil spray. Look for it in the gardening section in many stores.
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