How to Get Rid of Aphids Naturally
Aphids are among the most common pests of plants, small insects that are responsible for sucking the sap from leaves, deforming them and endangering their health. Although you can find specific products for getting rid of them in shops that specialise in gardening, other natural solutions exist which will help you get rid of this pest and keep your plants healthy. Here are some very effective how to get rid of aphids naturally in this In OneHowTo.
There is one way to get rid of aphids naturally that's so simple you won't believe it! Just bury a large garlic bulb in the soil around the plants affected by this pest. Aphids can't tolerate the smell of garlic, so they'll disappear sooner than you think.
Another option along the same lines involves adding several cloves of garlic to boiling water, then spraying your plants with this mixture. Fast and effective.
A remedy to get rid of aphids that is efficient and equally fast involves mixing water with a little washing up liquid. Spray your plants with this mixture and see how aphids are easily separated from the surface, thanks to the soap, leaving your garden or plant pots free of this annoying pest.
If you have nettles to hand you're in luck, because the smell and the substances that these plants give off are ideal for getting rid of aphids in a natural way. Take a generous handful of nettles and leave them to steep in water for a day. Then strain and save the liquid, spray it on your plants and see how aphids effectively disappear.
Another remedy to fight aphids involves using tomato leaves, perfect for those who grow this food in their gardens or who have easy access to them. They give off substances that are toxic to aphids but won't affect your garden, so it's an effective solution.
Add two cups of tomato leaves to two cups of water, leave the mixture to sit for 24 hours, strain and save the liquid. Spray your plant with this water and you can forget about aphids.
These natural remedies are very efficient, but to maintain their effects and in cases where greenflies return frequently, you should apply them to your plants every 15 days.
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- If you only find a few aphids on a specific plant then they can easily be removed by brushing them off the leaves. Just make sure you wear gloves to do this operation and get rid of them effectively.