Question by  SSivaSubramanian (26)

What should I do about an aphid infestation in my garden?


Answer by  flowerlady (241)

Aphids are easy to kill. In the very early morning or at the end of the day, spray everything with a soap solution. An hour later, rinse the soap solution off of all plants so they won't be damaged. Do not do this when there's any sunshine hitting the plants.


Answer by  Brandydog (631)

There are various pesticides that target aphid specifically. Keep in mind that most of these are toxic. Always read and follow the directions carefully when working with dangerious products such as pesticide.


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

The best eco-friendly way to deal with them is to get a squeezy plastic bottle full of soapy water and squirt them with that (washing up liquid diluted is great). Ladybirds love to eat them too!


Answer by  webweaver (83)

Spray the aphids with a soap solution. Plant flowers that attract insects that prey on aphids, like ladybugs. You may also order ladybugs and let them loose in your garden.


Answer by  Arrohmei (26)

I would suggest the use of insecticidal soap. An insecticidal soap is toxic only when wet, with little to no residual affect, making it safe for humans once dry.


Answer by  Merzkiyi (604)

A hot pepper wax spray will make insects avoid your plants, and it's great if you don't want to use chemicals.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The best way to get rid of aphids is to put a ton of lady bugs in the garden all a lady bug eats are aphids.


Answer by  Shar (54)

For aphid removal, try using 1 part joy dish washing detergent and 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray directly on plants for results in a few days.


Answer by  MikeyRickets77 (4)

You have to get past the tendency to avoid pesticides and chemicals and just buy the right Dow product to get rid of aphids or they will kill everything.

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