bouganvillea pest - Knowledgebase Question

homestead, Fl
Question by pupurucha
April 5, 2009
aphids are covering the plant and cant seem to get rid of them pls help, thank you!

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2009


Aphids can be real pests and they are not easy to get rid of, but if you work diligently, you can control them. Hose your bougainvillea off periodically, both upper and undersides of leaves, with a strong stream of water. When the plant dries, spray thoroughly with Insecticidal soap. Repeat this every 3-4 days until all the aphids are gone.

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