Aphids are a headache for many gardeners. And not only summer residents, our indoor "green pets" can suffer the same misfortune: it is enough to open a window or window in summer. In most cases, the primary cause of the appearance of aphids is domestic ants - they use aphids as humans use livestock. They care for aphids, protect them from other insects and do their best to brood it as much as possible, since aphids, with a certain effect on it, secrete sweet nectar, which is a treat for ants. If these smart insects justified their colony in the wall of a wooden house, or underground, it will not be easy to remove aphids. There is no point in getting rid of aphids without destroying ants - as soon as the chemical agent that you used to poison recent parasites disappears, the ants will immediately bring new ones and the next generation will be born in a week. In addition, aphids, like many parasites, have an unpleasant ability to adapt to poison. But the ants do not have such abilities that we are very good. Let's start with them! Fortunately, now there are many remedies that quite well get rid of these insects and almost all are effective. So, in order to get rid of ants, we buy several types of sweet poison at once, so that the result would be for sure. We act according to the instructions on the labels. If everything went well and the ants disappeared, then proceed to the removal of aphids. And here I came across an unpleasant surprise: the aphids on my pepper turned out to be immune to all the means I bought. Only some fell for a while the activity of the parasites, but they did not die. She occupied only indoor pepper, without touching other plants. I fought with her for over a year, with various storefronts and my own means. I did not achieve any results except the loss of two plants. Domestic aphids are active year-round, so at that time I had a lot to test my means. And recently, after all, I successfully plucked this infection! Unfortunately, I will not be able to show the process of parasitic extermination itself, due to the complete absence of such, but it is quite possible to describe the production of the agent and the processing of plants.
- Chloramine (powder).
- Tobacco dust.
- Perfume or pungent cologne.
- Spray bottle.
- Large syringe.
- Cotton swabs.
- Soft hair brush.
Get rid of aphids at home
First you need to insist tobacco dust on the water. On a liter jar of water - two tablespoons (with a slide). Insist for three days. Next, add a little chlorine to the tobacco tincture, literally on the tip of the knife. Insist another day. Then squeeze out there, through the garlic squeezer, one large clove of garlic. Wait until the garlic soaks in the solution smell (an hour and a half). Now filter this solution into another container through a four-layer gauze. Next, take a cotton swab, cut off one tip with a cotton swab from it, and install the remaining tube with cotton on the end on a syringe. In place of the needle. We collect the filtered solution into the syringe through the cotton wool, thus preventing the ingress of small particles of tobacco dust, which can clog the atomizer and, removing the cotton swab, pour into a clean solution into the atomizer bottle. Repeat the procedure until we fill the bottle. Then, before use, add 3-4 milligrams of cologne to this bottle with a solution ready for spraying. The solution is ready.
Application of the solution:
Before applying the solution, cover the earth in a pot with something so that the solution does not fall on the ground. Best of all with a rag. Personally, I rolled a long rag into a long thin tourniquet and simply wound it on the ground in a pot with a snake around the trunk.
We apply the solution from the bottom up, gradually turning the pot with the plant so that it gets on the inner surfaces of all the leaves.
We process the plant until it begins to drip from it. Now leave the plant to dry. In no case do not rinse it. After a few hours, the parasites remaining on the leaves will darken and die, and after a day will dry out.
Then they can be removed from the leaves with a soft brush. My pepper underwent these procedures quite normally, however, the plants are different, so maybe some will get a little sick. In any case, nothing fatal for them will happen. We do not pick up the rag from the pot immediately after processing, since the aphids will begin to leave the plant literally right away - pour on a table and a rag. After a few hours, you can remove the rag with dead insects. However, this is not a victory yet - many insects managed to postpone offspring, which, due to its microscopic size, did not reach the poison. So we repeat the procedure every week until the infection is completely eradicated. At the time of treatment for parasites, it will not be superfluous to feed the plant with vitamins for recovery after exhausting procedures. For this, aloe leaves are quite suitable. Just before watering, squeeze one sheet on the ground of each plant, after each etching procedure.
After the complete destruction of the parasites, we wash the plant with clean water using cotton wool or soft tissue. And more often wipe the windowsill with water with a light solution of bleach, to prevent the appearance of ants.