Monday, 24 June 2013

How to get rid of Aphids Organically

Hello Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you many organic methods to help prevent, get rid of and kill aphids, aphida are farmed by ants for their  'honeydew' and all aphids do it produce honeydew which can produce fungal disease and suck on plant sap they're a pest, and infestations can be deadly for plants. Around 4,400 different species of Aphids have been found to date! An aphid can produce 80 more in a week!

Methods of Control
I have gone around many websites and books to get you many different methods to control these pests so let's get straight to it!

  • Boil 5 large cloves of garlic and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a litre of water for 40 minutes. 
  • Strain it and when it is cool use a mister bottle to spray it onto your plants.Get ladybirds from organic suppliers to eat the aphids.
  • If there are only a few aphids on a plant you can pick them off and squash them by hand.
  • A simple and effective way of getting rid of aphids is to spray your plants with a jet of water. The water will knock the aphids off and they will generally die before they can climb back onto the plant.
  • Make a solution of 10 ml soap to 500 ml water and mist your plants with it. The soap will cause the aphids to dehydrate and die.
  • Mix one cup of any type of vegetable oil with 3 cups of warm water and add half a teaspoon of dish washing liquid. Spray using a mister bottle. The oil will clog the aphids’ pores and suffocate them.
  • Rub vegetable oil onto the affected parts of the plant.
  • You can get rid of aphids that have colonised just one or two areas of a plant by pruning away those areas. Dispose of the infected foliage by burning if possible.
  • Combine one tablespoon of canola oil with a few drops of liquid soap and a quart of water and spray onto the aphids.
  • In a spray bottle combine 2 parts rubbing alcohol, 5 parts water, and 1 tablespoon liquid soap. 

 Here is how you make a pepper spray to spray on the aphids

So I hope all of those ideas helped answer your questions and if you have any more just post a comment underneath. Most of these methods will also work on Blackfly too. If one method doesn't work try another. I recommed spraying the plants at least 2-3 times a week.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Try planting ONE sacrificial cabbage or broccoli, aphids love these and will go there before going somewhere else. Poisons, even organic, if they will discourage/kill aphids, they will do the same to ladybugs.

  2. Thank you so much, I'm having a problem with aphids on my peas and green beans. I will certainly try your recipes.
    Thanks again,

  3. Aphids certainly do love broccoli and cabbage, if I can keep a regular check on my plants, I can remove them by hand, checking each leaf. It is a lot of work, the end result is a Great Harvest. I do have above ground beds high enough that I don't have to stoop, just a little bending. I did have to spray my cabbage and zucchini plants today with a water and dawn solution, as I neglected them for a couple of days. They were so bad on one leaf they fell off in clumps-----Gross!!!!!!!!!!!