How to get rid of aphids on my red current bush.?

Update:

Ideally something natural that would not end up harming bees, ants etc. Any essential oils maybe like cedarwood or garlic?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    catch and put a bunch of Ladybugs on it and or Praying Mantis and walking sticks,, they will eat em.

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  • 1 month ago

    Have you tried spraying them with water and washing them off? It actually works.

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  • KLB
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I keep aphids away from my roses by having marigolds near them. Aphids HATE the smell of marigolds, and stay away. It amazed me the first time i did this!

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  • Mr. P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just use a hose and wash them off with a strong jet of water. 

    I started having a problem on lettuces, so I planted a lot of flowers that attract ladybirds. I also bundled up old rosebay willowherb stems into small bundles (the stems are hollow) to act as places to overwinter.

    Now I have a lot of ladybirds each year - and no aphids!

    Last year I grew sunflowers, and on each and every one there was one ladybird on sentry duty.

    There are also some beetles and lacewings that eat them - so recognise which are the good guys.

    I thought my Holly was being attacked as there were little cocoons in some leaves - but it was the ladybirds and did no harm to the holly.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Soapy water works well on killing aphids. Just add a squeeze of dish detergent in a bucket of water and drench the plant where the aphids are.

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  • You can drown them using soap and water.  Rub it in well, then use a hose to wash them off.

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  • 1 month ago

    Use neem oil :)

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    2 methods

    1) Insecticide - various, none are really nice

    2) Introduce ladbybugs - they gorge on aphids - in turn, they're fed on by birds

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Lady bugs........

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