Aphids on tecophilaea

arnold140@verizon.net arnold140@verizon.net
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:21:16 PST
 I usually use a product here called Murphy's Oil soap.  I've used it on all sorts of aphid and mite problems.

Added bonus is that is has a citronella scent.

Thanks for all the advice.

Trying the low toxicity approach first.


On 02/03/13, Rodger Whitlock wrote:

On 2 Feb 2013, at 16:08, arnold140@verizon.net wrote:

> Here's an image of some pest I found this morning on the Tecophilaea.
> Any suggestions and treatment options.
> http://flickr.com/photos/88332547@N03/…

As others have said, unquestionably aphids.

If you dislike "chemical" pesticides, a cloth wet with soapy water will kill 
them in one wipe. Use real soap, not dish detergent. After treatment, keep your 
eyes open for reinfestation.

A potentially serious pest because they can spread viral diseases.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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