Crape Myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

Escalon, CA
Question by THEHAWK12
January 10, 2000
When is the best time to spray for aphids?


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Answer from NGA
January 10, 2000

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Crape myrtles often attract aphids and their feeding usually results in a sticky honeydew all over the leaves and branches. As soon as you discover aphids, hose them off with plain water. If the population resists the water treatment, use insecticidal soap, being careful to spray all leaf surfaces, stems and branches.

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