Dealing With Aphids: Pest Control Tips & How To Protect Your Plants
How to Use Plants to Discourage Aphids
If you are tired of aphids and you're not so keen on having to get out and spray them all the time, there is an approach using plants that might serve your purposes. The idea is to plant species of plants that feed hoverflies and parasitic wasps. These insects eat aphids - the hoverfly larvae eat the aphids and small caterpillars and the non-stinging parasitoid wasps lay eggs inside aphids and caterpillars.
Plant beneficial flowers that attract hoverflies.A really good flower for hoverflies isPhacelia tanacetifolia. This should be readily available at your local nursery. Phacelia works best if planted every six weeks during the growing season, so that you have regular flowers.
Plant beneficial flowers to encourage and non-stinging parasitoid wasps.Great choices include:
- Flowering members of the cabbage family (e.g., mustard)
- Carrot family (e.g., coriander)
- Daisy family (e.g., calendula)
Allow these to flower regularly.As an added bonus, they will also attract lacewings and ladybirds who will also feast on the aphids.
QuestionAfter removing infected plants, do I need to treat the dirt?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes. Otherwise, the dirt will produce stench and cause even more infections, as it has bad bacteria.Thanks!
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