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By Fishkeeper
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Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
#285913
My Cape sundews, to whom I have been feeding dead ladybugs, have aphids.
I know there are all kinds of oils that one can spray on plants to kill pests, but are there any solutions that only kill aphids? Maybe a nematode of some sort? I like the moss around them and would rather not kill every living crawly thing in the pots. And I considered finding some live ladybugs, but we have them in our house already (to hibernate) and the ones that don't eventually run out of energy and starve end up in my Neps.
By Fishman
Posts:  854
Joined:  Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:16 pm
#285915
Fishkeeper wrote:My Cape sundews, to whom I have been feeding dead ladybugs, have aphids.
I know there are all kinds of oils that one can spray on plants to kill pests, but are there any solutions that only kill aphids? Maybe a nematode of some sort? I like the moss around them and would rather not kill every living crawly thing in the pots. And I considered finding some live ladybugs, but we have them in our house already (to hibernate) and the ones that don't eventually run out of energy and starve end up in my Neps.
On Capes, i use Neem oil. Works wonders for aphids and mites. Usually after the 2nd or 3rd application youll see them going away. Dont apply during hours of direct sunlight. Best to do it in the afternoon, or late evening and let soak in overnight.
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