What is the best DIY remedy for aphids ?

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Also some thing is eating all the leaves on my marigold plants and a couple other varieties like, blanket flowers and basil and dill. HELP!!!!!!!!
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  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jun 19, 2017
    First spray the plants with the hose on a high enough spray to remove bugs but not damage the plants. Spray with a mix of water with a few drops of dish soap. Repeat often to keep the bugs away.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 19, 2017
    Spray them down with a horticultural oil and repeat as necessary.

  • Patty S Patty S on Jun 19, 2017
    Spray with dish soap and water (1 tsp soap to 1 quart water)then release lady bugs for control. You can buy them at the nursery or Home Depot. The lady bugs will eat the aphids.

  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Jun 19, 2017
    Ditto what Patty S said

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jun 19, 2017
    As for your other plants, can you tell if it's being eaten by bugs or critters? The oil will help for most bugs but you may have to take other steps if animals are eating your herbs.

    • Ric16632216 Ric16632216 on Jun 20, 2017
      I think it is bugs because it's a moth eaten affect rather than eating the whole leaves.

  • Pegg77 Pegg77 on Jun 20, 2017
    When spraying the soapy water, make sure you get the under side of the leaves.