How do I get rid of aphids in my garden?

I tried a spray insecticide, which helped, but didn't totally get rid of them.

Asked By: bethesda1824 - 6/13/2007
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There's a great product manufactured by Bayer...which is sold as "Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub Insect Killer". The active ingredient is called; "Imidaclorprid", and it is mixed with water and then applied as a soil drench where the roots will absorb and then translocate it to the foilage... More
Answered By: jazzmaninca2003 - 6/13/2007
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ivory soap flakes in warm water spray plant and rub down stalks and leaves.. this should work.. Also change soil and replant if you can
Answered By: thenewgardner420 - 6/13/2007
Try a systemic insecticide which last several weeks.
Answered By: - 6/13/2007
Use an empty spray bottle and mix dish soap and water together. Use this solution to spray onto your plants. You will have to keep up with it as it will wear off with watering and dew, but it is very safe. It coats the aphids and prevents them from breathing. It also coats the plants and prevents the aphids from re... More
Answered By: Staveros - 6/13/2007
Insecticidal soap. found at most home improvement stores (home depot, Lowe's, ace) Just follow the directions on the bottle.
Answered By: Just me........ - 6/13/2007
Go to home depo or lowes garden area. buy praying mantis egg sack. let it hatch in your garden. they will eat up any little pest. Its a natural way and mantis do not bother your plants or you.
Answered By: mooserak - 6/13/2007
A safe and friendly to plants and people way is to mix some dish washing liquid soap in plain old water " put enough soap in the water that you can feel it fairly slimy between your fingers". Spray the bugs with the solution be sure to spray Under leaves as aphids like to hide there as well... More
Answered By: rice_dog - 6/13/2007
Mixing Dawn soap and water is really the best way. You won't be killing off your "good" insects and it isn't harmful to the birds, lizards or frogs.
Answered By: blondieskatz - 6/13/2007
Get some twist type chewing tobacco and soak it in water until it makes a strong "tea." Strain that through some paint strainers, thin it down a bit with water, mix a little liquid dishwashing detergent in it, and (if you want) put some urine in it and spray the plant all over.
Answered By: Bill P - 6/13/2007
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