Return to the Garden Clinic Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Smoking out aphids?

Posted by mikomikonurse none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 10:03

Hello, I am a new user here. I live in Tokyo. If it helps, right now it is getting to be hot and humid. I have a few plants outside on my terrace, and I have always had a problem with aphids! I've looked online and tried everything!
I have boiled lemon zest and poured it into the soil, and then sprayed the leaves with lemon juice and water and soap. It worked for a little while. But it seems that aphids can mutate and adjust and adapt.
I sprayed them with apple cider vinegar and water, but again the aphids have adapted.
The easiest way to get rid of all of the aphids is to, unfortunately, pick all of my infected plants and throw them away.

Now I am thinking about smoking the aphids out. Since my Plants are potted, do you think I can put some insect repelling incense on the soil and cover the plant with a plastic bag for maybe an hour? Maybe if I poke a couple holes in the plastic bag, it will let some smoke escape.

Do you have any other suggestions? Will the smoke kill my plants? Will the aphids suffocate? Have you done something like this before?

My aphids seem to be really good at adapting, just like the Borg from Star Trek!!!

Thank you in advance!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Smoking out aphids?

Aphids are easy:
- Squish & repeat as needed
- Wash them off & repeat as needed

If you miss just one, they will multiply. That's why you must repeat as needed every several days.


 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 Garden Clinic 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.
  • 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