Answer: Insecticidal soap is effective against honeysuckle aphids and mites but repeated sprays are necessary. Mites like dry dusty places so you can discourage their presence by periodically hosing off your honeysuckles, making sure the water penetrates deeply into the foliage and stems. Spray insecticidal soap on the remaing vines now, to suffocate the insect eggs hiding over the winter months, then wait a few weeks and spray again. If you see new pests feeding on your plant, spray insecticidal soap again. Remember to completely hose off the vines every few weeks to discourage mites. Following this maintenance schedule should keep your honeysuckle as pest free as possible. Enjoy!
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