• June 4, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    I recently discovered I have aphids on my plants in my garden and I don’t know what to do! I would really like to avoid using any harsh chemicals. I’ve heard that ladybugs work but I don’t know where to get them. Has anyone tried ladybugs or know another method to get rid of them?!

  • June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    I haven’t run into aphids, but my gardening book that I use says ladybugs, mantises and other natural predators can eat aphids. It also says you can remove them with a strong jet of water from a hose, squash with your fingers (I don’t know if you’d have enough time for this) or use insecticidal spray that contains pyrethrum, imidacloprid, or rotenone (kills pests on contact).