Aphid Repellent: Excellent!

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Aphid Repellent

By plantladylin
June 29, 2013

Crushed garlic or cayenne pepper flakes will repel aphids on plants.

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Name: Pat
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Pat72
Jun 28, 2013 6:37 PM CST
While searching for ideas on how to keep spider mites away, I found a suggestion to have garlic plants in the garden. Say no to spider mites! Say no to aphids! hehe Big Grin I agree
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eclayne
Jun 28, 2013 6:58 PM CST

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Do you just sprinkle them around the plants?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 28, 2013 7:34 PM CST
eclayne said:Do you just sprinkle them around the plants?

Yep, that's what I do ... it's also supposed to keep squirrels from digging and planting their acorns etc. but so far it hasn't worked in repelling those tree rats!

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tarev
Jun 28, 2013 8:04 PM CST
I also use a mixture of water, dishwashing liquid soap, alcohol and tabasco sauce..vs. nasty aphids.
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MagerRooRHammer
Jun 28, 2013 9:05 PM CST
Ill have to try it, the ants keep herding aphids onto certain flower stocks on my succulents! Dont want to use bug spraym might make the humminbirds or lizards sick.
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plantladylin
Jun 29, 2013 7:18 AM CST
MagerRooRHammer said: Dont want to use bug spray might make the humminbirds or lizards sick.

I agree I always prefer natural rather than commercial insecticides! Thumbs up
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Gerris2
Jun 29, 2013 11:44 AM CST
Anybody have a no-commercial insecticide method for battling whitefly?
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Marilyn
Jun 29, 2013 10:28 PM CST
Hi MagerRooRHammer!

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