"aphids" on plants?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ccorts, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. ccorts

    ccorts LawnSite Member
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    I have several plants that have been outdoors for the summer, and am now moving them in to a sun porch. When I did this last year, we became infested with tiny aphid-like insects that quickly spread to all plants, damaging them and creating a sticky mess. What would be the recommended method (spray) that would ensure that this is not transfered into the house again? Any specific or general comments (and or suggestions) would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 661

    First of all you need to state what kind of plants. Next you need to be sure of what kind of pest you really have.
     
  3. ccorts

    ccorts LawnSite Member
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    Regarding the types of plants, there are many---everything from flowering planter boxes, geraniums, colius, ivy's, begonias, petunias, etc. Isn't there a general spray that will cover most everything?
     
  4. ccorts

    ccorts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Regarding the types of plants, there are many---everything from flowering planter boxes, geraniums, colius, ivy's, begonias, petunias, etc. Isn't there a general spray that will cover most everything?
     
  5. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    1-2 tsp of Ivory dish soap to 1 gal of water.
    Spray the leaves (underneath esp) of infested plants. Aphids and other soft-bodied insects will die!
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Yep, most any surfactant will do.
     

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