Aphids on indoor weed plants are of particular concern to gardeners because they are very efficient pollinators. For example, they can carry dangerous diseases such as viruses, bacteria and mites, that can affect us and our gardens. Aphids can cause food production problems and, if left uncontrolled, may negatively affect our garden plants.
In this article, we’ll look at some great ways to control aphids in your garden. The first step is to understand what aphids are and how they affect plants. We’ll also learn about the control methods available. Read more…
1. Read our article about ‘How to Keep Ants Out of Your Garden’.
2. Always check your garden plants for signs of aphids, mites, slugs and other insects.
Aphids are extremely beneficial to our gardens. They help in pollinating our plants, but they can also cause significant damage to our gardens. For example, if you have tomatoes or cucumbers, they will produce fruits, but in the first stages of the growth, the plants may produce many aphids.
3. The first time you notice aphids on a plant, get rid of them by washing them off with a hose or spraying a diluted insecticidal soap or neem oil.
There are numerous ways to keep aphids under control. It is possible to do this with natural remedies, including spraying citrus peels and mint around the garden. However, we will concentrate here on the use of chemicals and insecticides.
There are several classes of insecticides that are used in a garden to control pests. They can be organic, or they can be harsh chemicals that are not biodegradable. The chemicals found in insecticides are called insecticides. We do not recommend the use of chemical insecticides, including those registered for control of aphids, in a garden. You can use some chemicals without problem, but others have potential dangers. Read our article about ‘How to Keep Ants Out of Your Garden’ for some information on non-chemical methods of controlling ants.
Neem oil is a well known insecticide used in controlling aphids. It is sold under the brand name ‘Neemix’ and is a natural insecticide that is available to buy in any garden shop. Neem oil is available in oil form and in liquid form, which can be diluted before use. Neem oil is an organic insecticide, meaning that the chemical has an organic label and is made from a plant (the neem tree). It kills insects by spraying the leaves and rubbing the sap onto them, so it is used to treat both outdoor and indoor pests. You can safely use neem oil and then rinse off with water. It is usually sold in containers of 250ml and 500ml.
It is important to use the right concentration of neem oil. Neem oil is a systemic herbicide and if you put too much on the plants, it will kill them. In general, 1 pint of water diluted with 2 teaspoons of neem oil is enough to control aphids. However, you should always test the concentrations of neem oil, as it can be dangerous. Be careful when spraying neem oil, wear gloves and clothes, and spray from a distance of at least 10 metres from the plants.
You can use neem oil as a preventative spray. Before the aphids appear on your plants, you can spray the plants with neem oil. This will help to prevent the aphids and other insects getting to your plants. It is important to spray on a dry day so that the oil has time to penetrate the plants.
You can also use neem oil to spray plants in pots or on flower beds. It can be used as a preventative spray. You do not need to wash the plant off, because neem oil is not harmful to plants. You can treat the leaves of your plants and weeds, which are among the most common areas where aphids cause damage.
You can also use neem oil as a spray on aphids. To kill aphids and other insects on plants, just spray the plants with diluted neem oil. The oil is a quick-drying and long-lasting treatment that will provide protection from insects and prevent more infestations.
Neem oil is sold in most garden centres, but we advise that you buy your neem oil from a reputable supplier. If the products on the market are not registered, they are not actually neem oil.
Commercial insecticide spray
Spraying insecticides is a good way to control aphids and other pests on your garden. However, insecticides are not completely safe, so it is important to know how to read the label. Use of any chemical insecticide means you need to follow some important tips to make sure it is safe for you and your plants. Read our article about ‘How to Keep