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How to get rid of woolly aphids?


By Caz13

United Kingdom Gb

They're going mad on my apple tree, & I don't want to use spray. What's the best way to be rid of 'em?



Try squirting them off with a jet from the hose pipe. A finger over the end is more efficient than any bought nozzle.

3 Jun, 2009


I had a spate of aphids and sprayed with a solution of water and washing up liquid. This worked for me.

3 Jun, 2009


Thanks! Will try to blast them off - they just seem so stuck fast in the cracks (I've tried wiping them off).....

4 Jun, 2009


I have been told that planting nasturtiums at the foot of plants infested with wooly aphid is one way to control them. They move to the nasturtium apparently, although I haven't tried it myself.

4 Jun, 2009

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