How to get rid of aphids: one solution will work wonders

By SSPDaily editionJan 28, 2024 20:15 PMLife
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How to get rid of aphids?. Source: mgk.com

Gardening enthusiasts are well aware of how aphids harm various crops. However, it is very difficult to get rid of it without harming the plant. SSPDaily has explained how to apply ammonia correctly to help you cope with this problem.

Features of ammonia

First, the pungent aroma of ammonia scares aphids away. Secondly, penetrating into the body of insects, the product causes paralysis, which leads to their rapid death.

Versatility is another advantage of ammonia. It can be used at any stage of crop development. The active compounds do not accumulate in the leaves but quickly dissipate, which makes ammonia not only a pest control agent but also a foliar feeding agent. Although it is most effective in the first half of summer, it can also be used at the end of the season with caution.

How to use ammonia

To make ammonia-based products even more effective, you should add liquids that increase adhesion. For example, liquid soap or dishwashing liquid.

To minimize damage to the seedlings, spray the solution in the early morning or late evening. Thoroughly treat the underside of the leaves as aphids usually hide there.

Here is a simple recipe for a folk insecticide with ammonia against ants and aphids:

  1. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of 100% ammonia in 10 liters of water.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of an adhesion enhancing liquid (such as soap, shower gel, or dishwashing detergent).
  3. Pour the solution into a spray bottle.
  4. Spray the plants thoroughly.

Roses

To protect roses from aphids, prepare the following solution:

  1. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of ammonia solution in 1 liter of water.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of liquid soap.
  3. Mix this solution in a bucket containing 8-10 liters of water.

Gardeners recommend spraying flowers with this mild solution once a week. The results are often quick as aphids disappear after the first treatment. In addition, this method is an effective preventive measure.

Peppers and cucumbers

Prepare a mixture by diluting 50 ml of ammonia and a quarter of a grated laundry soap in a bucket of water. Regular treatments - every 3-4 days - can effectively protect these vegetables from pest invasion.

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