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    aphids will not go away.

    Hi, I have aphids on a venus fly trap and I was told to use rubbing alcohol to kill them.
    I did that, only there are still aphids!
    I have even submerged the plant in water for a day and still nothing!

    I have tried neem oil and nothing.
    I'm starting to think that these aphids are like cockroaches, they wont die!

    Please help.

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    I would fill a jar up to the top with water, put the plant in, screw on the lid, and leave it like that for three or four days at least. I had an entire terrarium succumb to aphids and I was able to kill them with this method. Make sure there is no air at the top in case some survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    I would fill a jar up to the top with water, put the plant in, screw on the lid, and leave it like that for three or four days at least. I had an entire terrarium succumb to aphids and I was able to kill them with this method. Make sure there is no air at the top in case some survive.
    plant as in with the soil, or with no soil?

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    Try putting the vft (pot and all) in a zip locked bag with a flea collar. Just keep it out of the sun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    Try putting the vft (pot and all) in a zip locked bag with a flea collar. Just keep it out of the sun!
    * sigh * and if that wont do the job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rareraven View Post
    plant as in with the soil, or with no soil?
    For just one plant I would just do it bareroot. If there are a lot of affected plants in one pot I would put the whole pot in water.

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    i had aphids a long time ago when i used to have terrariums. someone suggested this silly idea of soapy water and it killed em.

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    Just remember aphids lay eggs, so whatever you do you need to redo it every few weeks for about a month or they will just come back. You need to kill those babies before they grow large enough to lay eggs and start the cycle again.

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