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On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:11:58 +0100, "Emrys Davies" wrote:

What is the best remedy?



Since mint doesn't flower at this time of year (doesn't attract bees),
Acetamiprid is a good choice (in my view).

That's what I used on one of my mint plants a week ago in the form of 'bug
clear ultra'


YMMV!

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On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:11:58 +0100, "Emrys Davies"
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What is the best remedy?


A good blast with soapy water. 1 tsp washing-up detergent in 3 litres
of water, in a hand spray. The detergent allows the water to wet the
greenfly and gets into their spiracles (breathing tubes/holes) and
they drown. Won't stop another lot returning though.

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On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:11:58 +0100, "Emrys Davies"
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What is the best remedy?


Neem oil? Organic, edible, and prevents the aphids being there.
I bought a fair amount (half a litre) and keep it in the freezer between
seasons.



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Neem oil. Organic, edible, stops the aphids being there.

I bought a fair size bottle (litre, or half), and freeze it between seasons
in the freezer.

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On 16/04/2019 15:11, Emrys Davies wrote:
What is the best remedy?


Jet them off with plain water, repeat a couple of times, it wont take
long for the natural predators to catch up

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On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:11:58 +0100, "Emrys Davies"
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What is the best remedy?


As said above, use a soap spray, but repeat at four day intervals to
catch the emerging fly's as the soap does not kill the eggs, three or
four sprays should be enough,
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Mark Rand wrote:
On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:11:58 +0100, "Emrys Davies" wrote:

What is the best remedy?


Since mint doesn't flower at this time of year (doesn't attract bees),
Acetamiprid is a good choice (in my view).

That's what I used on one of my mint plants a week ago in the form of 'bug
clear ultra'


That's not a good idea for things you eat - soft soap spray (or washing
up liquid, diluted, with a squirt of meths) is far better.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


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