Aphids On Paph Orchids - Knowledgebase Question

Tacoma, WA
Question by dsibert
February 16, 2000
What would I use to control aphids on my paph orchids?


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Answer from NGA
February 16, 2000

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Orchids are very sensitive plants so your best course of action is to wash the aphids off, then place yellow sticky traps near the plants to attract any remaining aphids.

You can make your own traps by smearing bright yellow squares of paper with petroleum jelly or 'Tanglefoot' (available at garden stores). The aphids will be attracted by the yellow color and when they land, they'll be hopelessly stuck.

Good luck with your orchids!

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