posted on May, 1 2013 @ 05:44 PM
Wash the plants with insecticidal soap according to the package directions. Insecticidal soap is a safe, highly refined form of liquid soap that
washes aphids, honeydew buildup and other debris off plant leaves without harming naturally beneficial insects. Wash the soap off with a forceful
spray of water from a garden hose.
Spray all-season horticultural oils onto trees with a pump sprayer as soon as the aphids appear. Horticultural oil is labeled as an insecticide; use
it according to the label directions. The oil works by suffocating the insects, as well as disrupting the development of their eggs.
Purchase and release natural enemies of aphids, such as ladybugs and parasitic wasps, into the orchard or garden. These insects feed off of aphids or
their eggs and help regulate the infestation. Follow manufacturer recommendations regarding the number needed to populate the orchard or garden, as
well as package directions for releasing the beneficial insects.