- Home Remedy for Aphid Spray for Roses
- How to Keep Aphids Away From Million Bells
- How to Kill Root Aphids
- How to Kill Aphids in Soil
- How to Remove Aphids on Mint
- How to Get Rid of Woolly Aphids
- How to Get Rid of Black Aphids on a Hibiscus
- How to Get Rid of Aphids on Collard Greens
- How to Get Rid of Aphids From Rose Bushes
- How to Treat Aphids on Fruit Trees & Plants
- How to Kill Aphids on Flowers
- How to Get Rid of Aphids With Ivory Soap Solution
- Systemic Insecticide for Aphids
Aphids are common garden pests that are particularly attracted to roses. Aphids congregate in large clusters, especially on young buds, and spoil the aesthetic value of a rose plant. They can weaken buds and stunt foliage growth. You can knock small aphid infestations off a rose plant with a strong spray from the hose. Larger infestations may require the use of insecticidal soap, which is easy to make with ingredients found in your kitchen.
Combine the vegetable oil, dishwashing liquid and water, and pour the solution into a spray bottle or tank sprayer.
Saturate the infested parts of the rose plant, including the undersides of the leaves.
Use the garden hose to wash the insecticidal soap off the rose plant after three hours has passed.
Chop the garlic and mix the next three ingredients with the garlic in a bucket or a large bowl. Let it rest for two days. Strain the solution and pour it in a spray bottle.
Spray the garlic solution on the plant. Spray directly on the parts infected with aphids. Spray on both the top and bottom of leaves.
Sprinkle about 4 tsp. of Systemic Houseplant and Container Granules on the soil and water the plant. The plant will absorb the granules and fight the aphid infestation itself. This treatment lasts for 8 weeks. Repeat the procedure every 6 to 8 weeks. Systemic Houseplant and Container Granules contain an active ingredient called Imidacloprid.
Make sure you water the plant regularly. Aphids attack plants under stress.
Mix one packet of nematodes with 1 gallon of water. Fill a spray bottle with this mixture and saturate your plant soil with it. The nematodes will find the root aphids for you and kill them from the inside out. Nematodes are safe for use around plants, pets and people.
Administer an insecticide with the active ingredient beauveria bassiana. Beauveria bassiana is a fungus that infects and kills root aphids. It will not cause any harm to the plant. Be sure to follow all the instructions on the product label for effectiveness and safety.
Spray the plant soil with an organic pyrethrum. This all-natural insecticide is made from dried chrysanthemums. It is a good choice for killing root aphids if the affected plant is a houseplant. This is because it is safe to use around children and pets. Be sure to follow the product label to completely eradicate the root aphids.
Mix an insecticide with the active ingredient azadirachtin with water based on the product's instruction label. Azadirachtin is organic and works to kill root aphids by preventing them from eating or molting. Eventually, they become paralyzed and die.
Spray the infested plants and weeds with warm water using a garden hose. Once aphids are sprayed off the weeds and plants, they will no longer be able to latch onto the plant.
Pull out the weeds to remove their natural habitat. Wear gardening gloves to protect your hands during the weed-pulling process, and burn the weeds to kill the insects.
Spray the plants with neem oil or insecticidal soap to kill adult aphids. Spray the top and underneath the leaves to eliminate aphids that are hiding deep within the weeds or plants.
Create a homemade insecticidal soap. Mix 1 tbsp. of canola oil, 1 to 2 squirts of dishwashing liquid soap and 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the plant to suffocate the insects.
Inspect the underside of the mint leaves for aphid symptoms. Aphids have green or black skin and cluster together in colonies on the leaf. Look for the honeydew, a sticky residue, left behind by aphid feeding.
Attach a sprayer nozzle to your garden hose. Adjust its setting to a sharp spray. Direct a spray of water at the infested mint foliage. The force of the water dislodges the aphids from the mints and washes them away. Spray removal controls minor aphid infestations.
Treat the mint with an insecticidal soap for more severe infestations. Spray the infested areas on the plants with the spray, following the manufacturer's application instructions. The soap coats the soft bodies of the aphids, inhibiting their breathing and killing the pests.
Pour rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle.
Spray plant and surrounding soil heavily. This will dehydrate the bugs.
Repeat this process until all aphids are gone.
Mix 1 tablespoon of dish soap with a spray bottle full of warm water.
Spray the entire plant and surrounding soil. This will break down the waxy coating of the aphid.
Treat the plant this way three to four times over a week's span.
Pour garlic juice, Tabasco sauce or jalapeno juices into a spray bottle.
Spray onto the plant and surrounding soil, covering all areas thoroughly.
Repeat this step once weekly until all aphids are gone.
Spray Dimethoate onto all portions of the plant and surrounding area. Dimethoate is a chemical available at garden centers.
Moisten all areas are thoroughly.
Repeat steps four times in a week. It will take longer to kill all aphids due to the waxy coating on them.
Examine the undersides of leaves for aphids; this is where the insects feed and lay eggs. You will see signs of aphid damage on the top of leaves. As they move, aphids leaves behind a clear trail of shiny, sticky fluid.
Spray the plant vigorously with a garden hose when aphids are present.
Prune away all leaves that show signs of heavy aphid damage. The sticky goo they leave behind could attract disease even after the aphids themselves have gone.
Plant yarrow (Achillea), tansy (Tanacetum), Alyssum, spearmint (Mentha spicata) and caraway (Carum carvi) near hibiscus plants. The plants are natural pest repellents that keep aphids away.
Add a few drops of liquid dish soap to a spray bottle full of water and spray the solution on hibiscus leaves. The soap will kill existing aphids and their eggs.
Inspect the underside of the collard green leaves. The first sign of an aphid infestation is the small, soft-bodied aphid larvae that look like a translucent egg shape on the leaves, mostly near the veins.
Hand-squash a number of aphids among the collard patch. The squashed insect releases a chemical that is repellant to other aphids.
Spray the collards, particularly under the leaves, with water from a hose with a spray nozzle.
Mix a solution of insecticidal soap and water, following the recommended ratios from the soap manufacturer, and spray on collards with a spray bottle, ensuring the entire plant is covered. This soapy solution stops the aphids from breathing and kills them.
Wash off soapy solution after around two hours to avoid plant damage, and repeat every two days to keep aphids at bay.
Wash aphids away with a stream of water from the garden hose. Wear gloves and physically remove them if there is a small population. Use an insecticidal soap to remove aphids. Reapply the soap at least every other day until the infestation is reduced.
Treat aphids with chemical sprays such as Orthene, Malathion or Rotenone, which are readily available at garden centers. Rotate treatment from insecticidal soap to a spray to prevent the aphids from resisting one form of treatment and re-colonizing the plant.
Apply a homemade rhubarb spray. Chop five or six rhubarb leaves and add them to 1 qt. of water. Boil for 30 minutes. Add one squirt of dishwashing liquid to the mixture. Strain the mixture through a sieve, then allow it to cool. Pour it into a spray bottle. Spray generously onto infected leaves or canes.
Drape banana peels over infested rose bushes and watch the aphids magically go away. Remove the banana peel after 1 or 2 days.
Pick the aphids off one by one. This may not be practical for a large fruit tree, but it will work on plants. Drop the aphids in a bucket of leftover dishwater. They will drown quickly.
Drown the aphids with your garden hose. This works great on plants. If your trees are not too big, you can use this method for them as well.
Use a small spray bottle of insecticidal soap on your plants. You can purchase a large container to pour into a garden sprayer for application on fruit trees. This product is all-natural and safe to use.
Apply horticultural oil to your plants or fruit trees. This product smothers the aphids without damaging any vegetation. Most horticultural oils require you to mix them with water first, so read and follow the instructions on the label carefully.
Measure 1/2 tbsp. of dishwashing soap into the bucket. Add 1/2 gallon of cool water and mix the soap and water well to create suds. Pour the soapy water into the spray bottle and seal the bottle.
Spray the soapy water onto an inconspicuous area of the affected plants to test the reaction of the plants to the soapy water. Wait for two days to make sure no damage occurs to the plants.
Proceed with spraying the plants that had no adverse reactions to the soapy water. Spray the plants everywhere, including tops and bottoms of all leaves and the flowers.
Spray once per day for three days and assess the aphid population on your plants. Continue spraying if aphids remain or discontinue spraying if the aphids are all gone.
Spray the plants with a strong stream of water from the garden hose to knock off as many aphids as possible.
Combine 1 teaspoon of Ivory dishwashing soap with 1 gallon of water.
Apply the soap solution to a small area on the plant to ensure that it will not harm the foliage. Leave the solution on the plant for one to two days.
Pour the soap solution into a spray bottle or in a garden sprayer.
Spray the solution onto the plants to kill the aphids.
Aphids often congregate in the curling leaves of the plant or high in a tree's canopy. This makes it difficult to reach the insects with insecticidal sprays but using systemic insecticides provides an effective solution to controlling the aphids.
Systemic insecticides are applied to the soil in a granular form and watered in. The plant's root system readily absorbs the insecticide through its roots and it is transported throughout the plant by its sap production. Some systemic insecticides are sprayed on the plant's foliage and absorbed through its cells into its system.
Foliar-sprayed systemic insecticides containing the active ingredient acephate should never be used on food crops because of the toxic danger they pose when they break down. Care should be taken when using soil-applied systemic insecticides containing disulfoton because they are highly toxic to humans, according to the University of California. The systemic insecticide imidacloprid works well to control aphids in trees but needs to be applied two months before the insects occur.