aphids - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by cdkyly
April 5, 2010
I just planted an orange tree (2ft tall) and he has aphids now..how do i get rid of them naturally?

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2010


You can hose them off the leaves of your tree. Insecticidal soap can sometimes be used but I find the residue burns the leaves which causes much more damage than the aphids could possibly cause. The good news is that both ladybugs and a tiny parasitizing wasp will usually control the pests. If you have lots of flowering plants in your garden, beneficial insects will come and will help control the aphids.

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