How to get rid of aphids or plant lice?
What do you usually do to get rid of plant lice or aphids? I would prefer to use something organic, maybe some of grandmother’s methods. What did work the best in your garden to kill these annoying pests? Thank you!
Aphids don’t like garlic, chives, onions, lavender and mint. So, if you plant aphid-attracting plants alongside aphid-discouraging plants, it will help you to have less aphid attacks.
But the best method to get rid of aphids is making an organic soap spray. Use the type of soap your grandmother used to clean the kitchen. Spray every two to three days over a period of a week.
16g / 1/2oz pure soap powder (make it using the organic soap or buy it but make sure it does not contain chemical additives)
2 liters (0.5 US gal) /67 fl.oz water
Pour into the spray bottle and use immediately. You must spray the aphids directly for this to be effective as the spray works by suffocating the insects by making a film coating around their bodies.
There is another method you can try to kill the aphids or plant lice. Sprinkle flour over the aphids using a sieve or flour sifter. The flour will coat the aphids and they will drop off.
You can also try neem oil mixed with water. Or, add neem oil with OHN or Oriental Herbal Nutrients (garlic + ginger + molasses). Dilute the ingredients in water and spray directly below the leaves (where aphids hide). Spray repeatedly 3 times per week for a plant with serious aphid damage.
There are plants which are attractive to aphids. To control the aphids organically grow these plants far from other garden plants. This will help to keep your garden aphid-free.
Plants, which attract plant lice are:
Hope, this will help!