Plant fleas or aphids are some of the parasites often found on the stems and leaves of the garden or potted flowers. Although at first glance it does not affect the plant, it actually destroys the plant against various diseases such as fungi and can even compromise the development of fresh, so they will not bloom anymore. Before resorting to commercial insecticides, try some natural methods. If you don’t know how to get rid of aphids, keep reading.
Here’s what homemade methods and insecticides can be used if you don’t know how to get rid of aphids!
Aphids can turn your garden or greenhouse collection into a desolate view: yellowish leaves and wildlife buds that have not yet opened up. You do not have to panic, but because there are some natural solutions you can call. It is good, however, to prevent the invasion of plant fleas by carefully observing the stems and leaves so that when you see the first parasites, remove them before they multiply. If you act in this way, there is no need for drastic actions, the aphids can be crushed between the fingers. It is advisable, of course, to wear gloves. You also need to know that the natural enemy of aphids is gargle, so you can try to set up a colony of these sympathetic insects in your garden if they do not come in large numbers naturally. Once you get some specimens, they will certainly be followed by others, especially as plant fleas are a delicacy for them.
If you have failed in any way to prevent the invasion of the aphids, you will have to put on some garden scissors with a pair of gloves, a spray container and at least one of the natural ingredients mixes that I will give the preparation details below.
First, you have to cut the leaves and crevices that the aphids have set up the largest colonies, causing their yellowing. Then you have to prepare a remedy, choosing one of the following recipes:
1. 60 ml of vegetable oil, a few drops of liquid soap and one liter of warm water should be thoroughly mixed and placed in a spray container. Sprinkle the affected plants abundantly, making the effect felt immediately. Even if you get rid of aphids, it’s good to repeat the procedure once a week to make sure you do not face a new invasion of parasites.
2. If there are not so many parasites on the plant, you can try another method that will give it fruit if it is repeated weekly: mix 120 g of ginger with 500 ml of water and spray once every seven to eight days on plants.
3. Garlic is a good remedy for plants. Do you want to get rid of parasites? All you have to do is roll three to four garlic cloves, mix them with two tablespoons of vegetable oil and leave the mix to soak for 24 hours. Then squeeze the oil to get a clean, impure liquid and mix it with 500 ml of water. Put it all in a sprayer and sprinkle, first, a leaf or two and wait a day to see if the plant has suffered burns. If everything is okay, you can apply the treatment to other portions affected by aphids, and if the leaf is yellowed or burned, dilute the solution with a little water until you find the perfect concentration supported by your flower.
Careful! So prepared garlic oil does not only kill aphids, but also beneficial insects, so if you have ladybugs in the garden, do not use it, because you will exterminate and the natural enemies of plant fleas.
Aphids are parasites that can cause considerable damage to your garden or flower garden. Be vigilant and periodically check the plants to notice the first signs of an invasion and appeal to one of the methods I have proposed.
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