Aphids - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by jaxburt
April 16, 2010
I have aphids covering my snail vines. In the past I have sprayed the vines with water at high pressure. If that produced no results I would then use Triazicide. But after doind so, the vines looked sad, and take a long time to recover. Is this the best solution? Is that because of the damage already done from the aphids, or is it from the pesticide? Any input?


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Answer from NGA
April 16, 2010

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Snail vine leaves are sensitive to chemical sprays so that's probably what happened to your plants. I use Insecticidal soap on my snail vine. It kills the aphids on contact and doesn't hurt the plant. Of course it's an ongoing battle because aphids fly in from everywhere!

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