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aphids on roses

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by jerikoa, May 15, 2005.

  1. jerikoa

    jerikoa New Member

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    I must have the most indestructable aphids on the planet. I've sprayed my rose bushes no less than 4 times in the past 2 weeks, but the infestation is getting worse, not better. I've used products that are supposed to be environmentally safe to products that are outright nasty, like with skull and crossbones on the bottle.

    Does anyone know of any other ways to kill aphids that is environmentally safe? Although, I don't even know why I'm worried about this because the Japanese beetles will be along soon to finish off my roses anyways.[xx(]
     
  2. Audrey

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    Spray soapy water on the aphids, that will kill them.
     
  3. neilz

    neilz New Member

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    My wife says that you can use lacewings or ladybugs (ladybeetles), both available from Gardens Alive ... www.gardensalive.com

    Neil Z.
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  4. Zansu

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    Of course, you have to quit using the sprays before you get the good bugs.


    I know how you feel, though. I firmly believe the bush grows the little aphids in the buds. That's the only way they could find the new buds that quickly! BTW, did you know aphids are born pregnant? It's really scary.
     

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