Getting Rid of Aphids Naturally?

Harmony

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Last year, I had a real problem with aphids in my garden. As I'm sure many of you know, they multiply so fast and can easily become an out-of-control problem. I don't like the idea of spraying my plants and vegetables with insecticides. Does anyone know of natural ways in which I can prevent aphids from invading my garden?
 

OhSusanna

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Lady bugs eat aphids like candy. You can buy live lady bugs online.
And they'll promptly fly away. Well, at least that's been my experience.

You can kill the pests with a mixture of dish soap and water. If you want to attract ladybugs to your yard, plant something they like such as fennel, cosmos, yarrow, and dill.
 

RichZ

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Interesting, Susanna, I nev er had trouble introducing laby bug and having them stay. Maybe I had more aphid than you do, and they thought they found paradise
 

Minty

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I didn’t know you can buy lady bugs online. I think it should be worth trying. I don’t always see lady bugs around. Fortunately the aphid problem isn’t very serious in my situation for now.
 
 
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