Aphids - Knowledgebase Question

Seminole, Fl
Question by sue11571
January 17, 2010
What is the best product to get rid of aphids on hibiscus?

Answer from NGA
January 17, 2010


I use Insecticidal Soap but it takes repeat sprays to get them all. I usually alternate between spraying with Insecticidal Soap and hosing the plants off with plain water. A strong stream of water from the hose will rinse the pests away but new ones show up a few days later. I use Insecticidal Soap to do them in. Then 3-4 days later I hose the plant down. Between the two treatments and the fact that aphids prefer new growth to old, we seem to have struck an agreement in my garden. I hope this method works for you, as well.

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