In Australia, what is the best Eco-friendly spray to use for control of aphids in the home garden?

There are several eco-friendly sprays that you can use to control aphids in your home garden in Australia. Here are some options:

  1. Neem oil: This is a natural oil extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. It has insecticidal properties and can be effective in controlling aphids. You can dilute neem oil in water and spray it on the affected plants.
  2. Garlic spray: Garlic contains natural insect-repellent properties. You can make a garlic spray by blending garlic bulbs and water, straining the mixture, and then spraying the liquid onto your plants.
  3. Soap spray: You can make a soap spray by mixing a few drops of dish soap in water and spraying it on the affected plants. The soap suffocates the aphids and helps to control their population.
  4. Pyrethrum spray: Pyrethrum is a natural insecticide made from chrysanthemum flowers. It can be effective in controlling aphids. However, it’s important to note that pyrethrum can also harm beneficial insects like bees, so use it with caution.
  5. Eco Oil – Eco Oil will control a wide range of insect pests but be careful about using it on a very hot day as it can cause foliage burn.

When using any type of spray, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and apply it only to the affected plants. It’s also a good idea to test the spray on a small area first to ensure that it doesn’t harm your plants. NB. Always ask your local Garden Centre for their advice before buying a spray.

If you have any queries, please contact your local Independent Garden Centre. 

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