Organic Aphid Control

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Organic Aphid Control

Postby F & C Farm » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:56 pm

*** My personal favorite is Seven dust - does not absorb into the plant - about the only thing safe for tobacco *** No not considered 'organic'. Has anyone ever tried to eat anything inorganic??? :)

Getting rid of aphids is no easy task. Large masses of them seem to appear overnight and without quick treatment, they can overwhelm and kill a plant. Using an organic, homemade aphid control is best for your plants, the environment and beneficial bugs in your garden. Let’s look at a few organic control of aphids.

A recipe for a home remedy to get rid of aphids
1 cup vegetable or white mineral oil
1 1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons dish soap or Murphy’s soap

Spray this homemade aphid control mixture on the aphids every few days until the aphids recede. This home remedy to get rid of aphids will suffocate the aphids.

Bring in predators as an organic control of aphids
Aphid predators are a natural way to kill aphids. These include lacewings, ladybugs and aphid predator (which is an actual bug called that). Introduce these beneficial bus to your garden as a natural way to kill aphids. Planting mint, fennel, dill, yarrow, clover and dandelions will also attract these insects to your garden.

Grow decoy plants for a homemade aphid control
Growing plants that are especially attractive to aphids can actually help with a serious aphid infestation. Plants like nasturtiums, asters, mums, cosmos, hollyhocks, larkspur, tuberous begonias, verbena, dahlias, and zinnias are very attractive to aphids and are especially good for organic control of aphids. Grow these plants away from the plants you wish to keep aphids off. They will act as a lure, keeping the aphids away from the plants you wish to keep aphid-free.

Spray the hose for getting rid of aphids
If you find an aphid infestation, you can spray the plant with you garden hose to knock the aphids off. Spray the plant every day until the plant is aphid free.

Combine these controls for a super homemade aphid control
While any of these methods will work for getting rid of aphids, combining them will increase their effectiveness as a natural way to kill aphids
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