Monday, May 19, 2014

Aphids! How I am mitigating:

I hate them.  They reproduce like crazy and kill plants fast.  I think these are potato aphids. They have pink bodies and are devastating my tomatoes.

First I tried Bayer insecticidal soap. I emptied the entire spray bottle over the first two days, then the bug population quickly doubled, so I called Bayer for a refund and got some Neem oil from Lowe's.  It was a good bargain (a $10 bottle of concentrate makes about 20 gallons of spray) and appears to be slowly working.  I am spraying like crazy.  I figured I would give my best effort at organic pest control.

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