How to Get Rid of Aphids Guaranteed (4 Easy Steps)

Squash Them!
Put some gloves on, because this will get messy, and run the infested stem between your thumb and forefinger, squashing the aphids as you go.

A bucket of soapy water next to you to wash the bug juice off your gloves is a good idea as you squish. It is messy and time-consuming but because 99% of the aphids will be flightless you can do some serious damage to their numbers.

If, however, you don’t get them all they will soon be back so this is not a one-time and done job.

Hose Them Off
One easy method of trying to keep aphids off your treasured flowers is to spray them off with a high-powered hose.

This should knock the aphids off and also kill a few at the same time. This is a fairly easy method and doesn’t harm the plant at all as long as it is established enough – don’t do this with young plants!


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