Crape Myrtle Trees
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Aphids on my crepe myrtles

Zone 27571 | janetcortes added on October 19, 2017 | Answered

I have an infestation of aphids on my crepe myrtles. I have tried neem oil and Bayer Advanced Spray and they are still there. What can I do?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 19, 2017

I have a method that is powerful, natural, yet gentle enough to be used at any time, and as often as needed. The method is as follows:

First, you will want to prime the soil with dolomitic lime, then spread wettable sulfur to Kill off any infection in the soil. I Also like to spray the plant itself. Mix a few drops of one or more of these ingredients into warm water with a spoonful of coconut oil: Rosemary oil, lavender oil, neem oil, garlic oil, cinnamon extract/oil and for really bad cases, also add clove oil.

Here are some other organic means of controlling pests: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm

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