Woolly Aphids, of the family Eriosomatinae, secrete a coating that looks like cotton or wool onto your plant. Once you notice you have a problem with woolly aphids, time is of the essence; the insects can destroy your plants if not watched closely and taken care of quickly. Treatments to get rid of the woolly aphid range from poisons to home remedies. It is critical to be vigilant and repeat treatments three to four times in one week to ensure that all aphids and eggs have been removed.
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.