Re: [gardeners] Aphids

Mona lisa andrews (
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:35:44 -0500

I have small children and don't like to use strong insecticides but aphids
were destroying my garden! A neighbor loaned me some White Fly and Mealy
Bug spray put out by a company called Green Light. Worked Miracles! It
saved my honeysuckle, my marigolds, my sunflowers, my roses, etc. I only
had to apply it once to see an immediate difference. It looked like it was
raining aphids off of my poor marigolds, I couldn't believe there were so
many aphids and they were falling from the plants the instant I started
spraying. After one week, all of my plants looked a million times better. I
won't ever be without this spray. I have only had to spray my plants twice
this year! No aphids. IT'S A MIRACLE
Good luck
At 09:18 AM 7/21/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Gardeners,
>    Boy aphids are a tough problem. They have host plants that they over
>winter with. The ants will protect them from predators and move them
>around. Some adults have wings and can fly. Some offspring are born
>already pregnant.
>    One of the ways that you can help control aphids is to control ants
>near or in the garden. My extension agent said to use the insecticidal
>soap in a hose attachment to knock them off the plants.
>    Good luck.
>Bastrop Co.
>SE Central Tx.