aphids - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by djstankiewic
May 7, 2010
I tried everything to get my rose bushes to grow. everytime the aphids with little green eggs would eat the buds and leaves I sprayed etc. so I end up after 4 years getting rid of them I don't like using chemicals.

Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010


Aphids are really difficult to control. I hose them off the new growth as soon as I see them and sometimes go after them with Insecticidal soap sprays. There's really not much else you can do other than to use an organic pesticide such as Bonide?s Total Pest Control. The active ingredient is a pyrethroid type insecticide (made from a special kind of chyrsanthemum) so it's one of the least toxic insecticides you can use. This might be the answer to your aphid problem.

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