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Re: kittys sales and aphids

Thanks, Auralie, I'll give it a try.  The Insecticidal soap doesn't seem to
cut it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] kittys sales and aphids

> In a message dated 05/24/2004 8:53:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> hodgesaa@earthlink.net writes:
> > I did not know that aphids ate sedum. Learn something new every day.
> > Unfortunately, I have no great suggestions. It seems to me that once a
> > gets them, they are almost impossible to get rid of! The best luck I've
> > is that hard jet of water, and hort oil works good too. Plain old soapy
> > water works (I use joy or dove) and mix it with hort oil. Maybe I just
> > didn't spray often enough to completely kill them all.
> >
> I have had pretty good luck with spraying aphids and mealy bugs with a
> concoction of rubbing alcohol and Dove dish soap - about 1/2  inch of each
in a
> quart spray bottle and fill it with water.  After I spray heavily with
this, I
> rinse off the plant with clear water - if it's a houseplant, I put it in
> sink, or outside, just spray it with the hose.  If you don't rinse
> some plants will burn, but if well rinsed, there seems to be no harm to
> and it takes care of either aphids or mealy bugs.  I hate to use poisons
of any
> kind, and this is pretty benign - and the price is right.  I've used this
> years.
> Auralie
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