Aphids can be pretty problematic and cause a lot of damages to your growing plants. Aphids can cause stunted growth, yellowing of leaves, and coiling of leaves. Discover how to get rid of aphids successfully with our guide on how to kill them.
Aphids are so tiny that you might not notice them. So the first thing you want to do is to identify and be sure you have aphid infestation and it’s not just a disease. After identification, you can now proceed to treatment.
Essential Oils: One easy and safest method of eliminating aphids is with the use of essential oils like peppermint, clove, rosemary, and thyme. Water Mixed with Soap: you can make some natural aphid spray with some liquid soap mixed with water. Spray the affected areas.
Stream of Water: you can also knock off aphid from your plants with a strong stream of a water hose. Predators: invite and encourage predators to naturally eliminate aphids. These predators will feed on aphids and their larvae.Growing Beneficial Plants: you can grow some plants that will repel aphids, e.g. catnip, garlic, and onions.
If you have a serious aphid infestation, you can go for some pesticides. But make sure you have tried all the natural methods. Pesticides may harm some beneficial predatory insects and pollination bees.