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Wooly Aphid

Trying hard to control (ideally eliminate) this pest on my apple tree - Ive heard that only way to get rid of them is to brush all areas with methylated spirits which seems like a major task - any hints/suggestions gladly received.



A systemic insecticide should do it. It works by the tree absorbing the insecticide. I don't know what ones are available these days. Lots have been banned.

20 Jun, 2010


Provado should work, Paul, but be sure to follow the directions strictly. I would be very cautious using systemics on edible plants.

20 Jun, 2010


Provado products kill bees as well as the target insect.

20 Jun, 2010


and most systemics cannot be used on edible crops, so check the label before buying.

20 Jun, 2010

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