Homemade Aphid Repellant

Question:

I am looking for a homemade aphid repellant recipe. I know I have used one before but the recipe has escaped me.

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Thanks,
Stan.

Answer:

Stan,

Try this recipe for getting rid of aphids:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of Ivory dish soap
  • 2 cups of water

Combine these ingredients into a blender or food processor on high. Strain the pulp from the liquid using cheesecloth, a nylon stocking or a fine-meshed colander. Pour the remaining liquid into a spray bottle and spray it directly on flowers or plants to control aphids. Another easy method is to use a strong spray from a garden hose every few days until the aphids are no longer visible.

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April 27, 20040 found this helpful

One of your best and safest bets is simply water! Confine its use to infested plants only--you may succeed in dislodging so many aphids that you won't have to use anything more toxic. Aphids so rudely dislodged generally will not return.

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April 27, 20040 found this helpful

One of the easiest is to just put 2 T. dishwashing detergent and mix with 2 qts. of water and then spray on trees with a hand sprayer. Aphids don't like the taste of the soap but the soap won't hurt the plants.

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June 12, 20040 found this helpful

I use a solution of 1/2 water and 1/2 mouthwash. It works really well on roses and other pests on hostas. You have to respray everytime it rains though.

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August 11, 20050 found this helpful

hello.

i have found that a mixture of capsicum and water (2/1) in a spray bottle sprayed directly onto the plants works with alot of bugs from the garden including aphids. also, if you are looking for a beneficial insect approach, lady bugs and hover flies love eating these bugs too. just wet down your plants with a little bit of water and release these into your garden and they will get a drink then go to work.

hope that helps.

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June 25, 20121 found this helpful

To control aphids in my garden I just hang strip of banana peelings on everything that has any sign of aphids and they're gone in a couple of days and the banana peelings turn black so nobody really notices them when they're not a bright yellow.

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January 24, 20161 found this helpful

I've had good success with lemon water. Spray and they're gone!

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June 16, 20160 found this helpful

I use hot banana peppers instead of onion . It works.

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September 22, 20160 found this helpful

I herd that you can put some garlic in the soil to kill the aphids. Is this true?

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