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    Quote Originally Posted by Maiden View Post
    The water have to be 2-3 inches over the highest leaf. All the aphids and eggs will drown.
    After 3 days under water, repot all the plants in brand new soil, and problem solved.
    Really?!! That works?! I have wondered if drowning was a viable solution but I got the impression it could kill plants. Great to know! Any idea if it works with mealy bugs?

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    Works pretty well here, all the plants was clean after the bath.
    After that, u will see hundred of dead aphids on the water surface.

    If that method works for others problematic bugs, i could say yes, because every bug need to breath.

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    It depends upon one's philosophy with regard to suing pesticides, as well as whether you're dealing with small plants, vs. big plants, as well indoor vs. outdoor. In this case you have relatively large plants, outside. Anything involving a spray or predator is either going to dissipate or be relatively uncontrollable. Personally, I would first try finding a vessel large enough to hold water and immerse the plants for a day or two. And then I would try to plant companion plants that are naturally abhorrant to aphids, like peppermint.

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    Thanks for the info guys. A few of my flytraps have a minor aphid problem, but I am going to try to soak them as mentioned.

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