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Can't get rid of aphids

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by cee, Jan 25, 2009.


    John123john New Member

    I have a never ending battle with these little guy's every year called aphids. In a large garden it is impossible to get 100 per cent coverage by tank spraying.If you miss one leaf your screwed!! I have some Pyrenone crop spray that I want to try. Online it suggests mixing it with other insecticides. Has anyone here had GOOD success with this product. If so what other product did you mix with it?? And the mixing rate also please.

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    You can mix pesticides but why bother when aphids are easy to eradicate. You neglected to mention and so I have to ask...is your grow indoors or out? If indoors don't spray anything stronger than an oil spray or better yet Safer Soap. Which is nothing more than potassium salts of fatty acids. If outdoors you can spray same or something a little stronger. Permithrin is an insecticide I've used extensively and would recommend.
    Don't use a product much stronger than that. It's overkill. Another thing obviously that will kill soft bodied insects is cold and depending where you live you may or may not just be going into a cooler pattern.
    Also, vinegar works as does alcohol. A mixture of dish soap and vinegar might be all you need. I'd start there.

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