An aphid is a very common and undoubtedly very annoying pest. They occur not only in ornamental gardens but even in vegetables and flowers. Aphids suck the sap from plants and can contaminate them with dangerous diseases. It is therefore important to intervene quickly. Those who avoid the use of chemical products may rejoice. Here are a few effective ways to finally get rid of aphids.
Natural pharmacy has its advantages
The basic rule of thumb is: if you are surprised by aphids, act fast and use what you have on hand! Man has developed many poisonous sprays, full of chemicals. But these can be expensive and harmful to the environment. That’s why it’s worth reaching for natural home remedies. It may take a little more effort to get rid of uninvited guests, but quick fixes aren’t always the right ones. After all, there were no ready-made aphid remedies before and man somehow managed to cope with these pests.
Plant plants that deter aphids
You can think ahead of time that aphids may visit and defend against them. Plant plants that repel aphids, such as garlic and onions or mint and lavender. Planting vegetables in combination with these plants will give you excellent results. If aphids still appear, reach for an onion decoction. This is made by chopping about 75 g of onions, pouring about 10 litres of water over them and boiling everything for 30 minutes over a low heat. Use the spray after it has cooled down.
Reach for dandelion or garlic extract
For garlic extract, you need 250 grams of crushed garlic covered with 10 liters of water. Infuse for 24 hours and dilute 1:1 with water before spraying. To prepare dandelion extract, on the other hand, which is quicker, take 40 g of dandelion leaves and pour 10 litres of water over them. Infuse for just 3 hours and you can use it. Use these extracts immediately after making them and do not leave them fallow for long.