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Thread: Predatory Nematodes?

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    This is THE place for biological control bugs!
    http://www.evergreengrowers.com/aphid-control.html
    I've ordered mites from them before (to control other mites).

    Let us know what you decide to do.
    Good Luck!

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    It's not exactly very practical but I have found that mechanical removal of aphids is the most effective method I have used in my collection. Albeit my collection is quite small, but I had a rather harsh aphid infestation not long ago and I appear to have almost entirely rid myself of their presence using nothing but a knife.

    Of course it helps to be unemployed...

    Seriously though 30 minutes a day cleaning plants of aphids will kill them faster than they can reproduce.
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    I've used predatory nematodes, but only on extensive outdoor plantings of several bamboo varieties, to control beetle grubs, that liked to eat bamboo roots. They appeared to be fairly effective, at this purpose.

    For aphids, indoors, I've seen a tiny parasitic wasp (braconid), provide some effective control.
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    Plenty of options, many of them very expensive. Not endorsing any of the sites, just from Google search:

    http://www.naturescontrol.com/aphid.html#apar
    https://greenmethods.com/aphid-control/
    http://www.arbico-organics.com/categ...tors-parasites
    http://www.planetnatural.com/product...icial-insects/

    Lacewings will probably not stay in one area any more than ladybugs. The adults also "chirp".
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    Perhaps, the product, NoFly WP. It sounds promising, though I've never tried it, yet.
    Joseph Clemens
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    Lacewings chirp.... like a smoke detector low battery? Eh.... maybe I just stick with the combination of Neem Oil and Isopropyl Alcohol.

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