10 Home Remedies for Aphids. They Will Quickly Disappear From Plants in the Yard!

    10 Home Remedies for Aphids. They Will Quickly Disappear From Plants in the Yard!

    11:02 AM EDT, June 10, 2022, updated: 5:59 PM EDT, June 10, 2022

    Aphids are the bane of every gardener. They are small, reproduce quickly, transmit viral diseases and feed on plants (suck all the sap out of them). They are not very choosy. Therefore, if you notice at least a few individuals parasitizing your seedlings, don't delay and take action right away. See the best home remedies for aphids.

    Home Remedies for Aphids

    Aphids attack vegetables, fruit trees, coniferous shrubs and flowers (including those growing on balconies and at home). Their invasion can destroy entire flower beds. However, there are many effective ways to prevent and get rid of aphids by home methods. Everyone has one favorite and proven way. We give you some of the best 😉


    # 1 The Strength of Hands

    If the insects are not many, then put on gloves and simply pick them off. This should prevent them from multiplying.


    # 2 Natural Enemy

    Ladybugs love aphids. That's why it makes sense to lure them into your garden. There are two ways to do this. You can either spray your plants with a sugar-water solution or hang up yellow ribbons, tapes, rags. As eccentric as it sounds, ladybugs are attracted to everything that's yellow. 😉 They'll eat aphids (a larva eats up to 100 of these pests per day) and also ants that live in symbiosis with aphids will disappear.


    # 3 Plant Allies

    Choose to intercrop your vegetables. In one bed, alongside your favorite plants, plant those that give off a strong aroma. This prevents pests from showing up. Aphids do not tolerate the smell of lavender, mint, nasturtium, onions, savory, garlic.


    # 4 Home Remedies for Aphids - Old-Fashioned Vinegar and Baking Soda

    They work well not only for household chores, but will also effectively repel aphids. To prepare the solution you will need 3.30 oz of vinegar and 2 pints of water (1:10 ratio). Instead of vinegar, you can also dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 2 pints of water. Do not forget to add a little oil (the preparation will stick better to the leaves). Spray the chosen mixture on the plants.


    # 5 Grey Soap and Milk Rub

    Dissolve about 0.7 oz of gray soap in warm water (2 pints). When the solution has cooled down, spray it. You can also replace the soap with milk diluted with water in a ratio of 1:1. Although, using fresh, fat milk (not the one from the carton) has better results… 🙂


    # 6 Home Remedies of Onion and Garlic for Aphids

    These two vegetables are avoided by aphids like fire. Or rather, everyone always has them on hand. Therefore, use them to make homemade sprays. Pour 2 pint of water over sliced onions (choose a larger onion or 2 medium onions) and boil for about half an hour. Then strain the brew and let it cool down. For garlic preparation you will need 5 chopped cloves. Place them in a dish, pour water over them and leave them for a day. After 24 hours, dilute with water (1:1 ratio).


    # 7 Meadowside Remedies

    In the fight against aphids you can use plants that are readily available and from which you can prepare decoctions. When searching the meadows, focus on: Chamomile (flowers), nettles, dandelion (leaves), and wolfsbane (inflorescences). Pour 2.65 gallons of water (rainwater is fine) over a kilogram of plants of your choice. After 24 hours, start spraying.


    # 8 For Smokers

    If you smoke cigarettes, sacrifice some tobacco to fight against aphids. Pour 5 oz of this product over 0.2 gallons of water (temperature 158 °F) and leave for a day. Later, strain the decoction and dilute with water (to 0.5 liters of the mixture pour 1 liter of water).


    #9 Home Remedies for Aphids from Your Own Flowerbed

    Are you growing velvet plants? Make a spray from them. Soak 17 oz of dried flowers in 5 liters of water and leave for two days. After this time the decoction is ready.


    # 10 Potato Brew

    Collect 1 pound of potato stems and leaves. Pour 1.3 gallons of warm water over them. After 5 hours of steeping, the preparation is ready to use.


    When spraying, be patient and watch your plants and vegetables. Therefore, you often have to repeat these treatments if aphids reappear.

    What are your methods for aphids? Be sure to let us know. And you will find out more about other ways in our video below 🙂 .

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