aphids are eating my garden

Old 06-13-04, 12:39 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: canada
Posts: 31
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Unhappy aphids are eating my garden

I have a problem with aphids.They are eating the leaves off of my sunburst locust tree and are eating my flowers.It is not possible to spray the tree because it is too tall. Is there any way to get rid of them . Help.
Old 06-21-04, 10:01 PM
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 15,815
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post

Reducing nitrogen applications will reduce the juicy, tender growth that tends to attract aphids. There are professional pesticide companies that have the equipment to spray larger trees. Smaller plants like flowers can be sprayed with insecticidal soap, hot pepper wax spray, or other organic control. There are also chemical controls. Not all chemicals are available in all areas. You can find out what is allowed in your area by calling the local Dept. of Agriculture Extension Agent.
Old 07-24-04, 06:05 PM
secondmanup's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Diego County
Posts: 43
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Go to your local well stocked nursery and buy a couple containers of lady bugs and cut them loose. They like to munch on aphids. When they are done you'll have a bunch of fat lady bugs hanging around. That's ok they are not much of a nusience.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: