Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum | Post a Follow-Up

black aphids on garlic chives

Posted by framedame Tennessee (My Page) on
Fri, May 30, 08 at 11:47

Everything I have ever read tells me that anything in the garlic/onion family is a deterrent to pests but I have a black aphid, leaves a purple stain when crushed, that is devouring my garlic chives. They are now moving to my onions and garlic. I have been spraying them with a soap solution and it kills them but they just keep appearing. I am getting frustrated and ready to pull up all my garlic chives and destroy them. I have an organic garden and don't want to use any chemicals. I would be glad to send some pictures of the little boogers and the damage they have done. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sandra

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: black aphids on garlic chives

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Fri, May 30, 08 at 13:50

They "keep appearing" because some always remain alive after you spray. And it only takes one aphid to repopulate the plant.

They come to my chives every year. I hose them off several times, then give up and cut the leaves to the ground. The clump is fine when it regrows.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here