How do you get rid of aphids in your garden?

by Tishastrong
There are a gazillion of them. I have never seen it so bad. I have a pic of one, I could not find it when I searched through a ton of images for them. Do I have to get rid of before planting new flowers?
how do you get rid of aphids in your garden
  12 answers
  • Liz Liz on May 03, 2017

    Aphids hate human urine. It's a very effective deterrent. Collect your urine in a spray bottle and spray after the sun goes down. Direct sunlight combined with the ammonia in the urine may burn plants. Urine is also a great deer deterrent. Good luck!

    • Liz Liz on May 03, 2017

      Forgot to add that some directions for urine spray recommend diluting urine with water in the spray bottle.

  • LaurieAnn Lepoff LaurieAnn Lepoff on May 03, 2017

    That's not an aphid. Take a sample to a local nursery and ask them to identify it and suggest how to get rid of them.

  • DORLIS DORLIS on May 03, 2017

    You can blast them off with water, get beneficial insects to eat them like ladybugs.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 03, 2017

    Apply food grade diatomaceous earth and spray your plants with horticultural oil.

  • Tishastrong Tishastrong on May 03, 2017

    I live in the basement and between the up & down apartments we have 4 cats and 1 dog. Is this ok for pets?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 03, 2017

    perfectly safe no worries

  • Tishastrong Tishastrong on May 03, 2017

    Thank you

  • Mag1889907 Mag1889907 on May 03, 2017

    hose down plants well. Usually works

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 07, 2023

    Hi Tisha: What a beautiful bug! It looks a lot like a leaf hopper. You can get a product called Safer Brand Diatomaceous Earth . Here's what it says about it: "Is Safer brand diatomaceous earth safe for dogs?" "This diatomaceous earth product contains no added chemicals and is made from natural ingredients. The powder additive does not alter the chemical makeup of the animal feed so no harm is done to the animals."

    Hope this helps

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 09, 2023

    Google Companion Plants to see what plants naturally repel pests, I have had great success for many years with this.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 09, 2023

    Release lady bugs they eat aphids. You can buy them from your local nursery or hydro store.