Hello, I have a Lasius flavus colony and I have read that naturally they farm root aphids. Is there any way of have them do this is captivity. I'm not sure if they'll only farm root aphids as I've read conflicting things.
Last year my habanero plants were infested by aphids, nothing to serious but still I was pretty worried.
Does anyone know a good way/product to prevent infestations?
If not, which is the best way to get rid of them?
In some weeks I will transplant my habaneros and I want to be ready for war.
My understanding is that aphids will grow where the soil is moist. I have a houseplant with an aphid infestation, it’s a palm tree which requires high level of moisture in the soil. I’m essentially applying an insecticide to the top layer of soil and not watering to try and kill off the aphids. It’s been about a week now, aphids still there, tree is starting to dry out. Thoughts on how to proceed?
Need help ASAP as they’ve already taken down a few lower branches. My main concern is not harming the seeds or the mother. I don’t care about the bud and won’t be consuming it. I have neem oil and spinosad but don’t know if it will harm them.
Read article on controlling Aphids in garden using organic materials such as neem oil , organic detergent, baking soda and many more.
Any one tried it? Will it work in eradicating aphids?