need help finding humr safe insecticide for petunias with APHIDS
APHIDS How I despise them--every year I hang 15 hanging pots of wave Petunias 1. The hummers and I love them equally and 2 they put on a glorious show all year long. Last Year in July or August, I noticed a full INVASION of these wee vampiere bugs - well they basicallt killed every Petunia that I bought ....I used an insecticidal soap and let them dry before re-hangine them.
I do NOT want a repeat of that this year- someone told me totry a systemic treatment.... you generally use it once every 6 weeks - some once a year......
My number one question is is it safe for the hummers if it's safe for bees and fruit trees, etc.....most bottles(products) will have warnings, etc...some include toxicity to birds and bees...I realize those are out-
Is ANYONE aware of a hummer safe product that is RUTHLESS to aphids? Pretty please ???
I will not jeopardize my beloved hummers........