Getting Rid of Aphids on Crepe Myrtles?

My crepe myrtle bushes have been damaged by aphids. I trimmed off all the branches, but not the trunk. It's the first of October. Do you think they will give me a pretty blooms next summer? I tried spraying them with aphid pesticides, but it didn't work. I thought about vinegar next time. These bushes are in front of my house.


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October 7, 20190 found this helpful

Insecticidal soap will kill the aphids.

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October 8, 20190 found this helpful

I had aphids in my garden not long ago. I used a sprayer filled with water and some laundry soap that was non toxic. I had to spray the leaves each day. After this you will need to take a garden hose and wash the leaves. You can use your hand to rub the leaves to remove the aphids from the plants. This worked for me and it took me two times to spray them and a few times to wash the leaves off.

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October 9, 20190 found this helpful

Do you mean you have trimmed the branches and removed the leaves?


I always keep Neem Oil and Insecticidal Soap in my shed as generally either one of these will kill almost any insect/disease that attacks my plants.

You can buy these in concentrate - to mix your own or in ready to use spray containers. Use as directed.
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