Introduction: How to Get Rid of Woolly Aphids

One day, I looked up and saw what looked like snow on some of my tree branches.  It was woolly aphids.


Jsoa (author)2017-10-18

OK, bought a nice Hemiontis arifolia a few weeks back. Plant was dipped
prior to planting. No sign of aphids. As soon as new leaves started
to unfurl....I noticed green aphids on the fresh fronds. THe plant has
been growing, aphids have been molting and turnign into flyers. I need
to kill these things now. Is NEEM oil
safe? Its supposed to be all natural. What about diatomaceous earth?
Again, all natural. But diatoms are super tiny and are supposed to work
there way into the bug cutting them up, blocking respiratory function,
etc. Dosnt sound safe. Its a front opening Exo Terr, cant flood the tank. No frogs in now, but was planning on putting a breeding trio of Lecs in there in the next day or so. Tips? Quick fix? Or should I just pull the plant. I understand aphids are host specific.

On second thought, shoudl I have placed this in the plant forum area? Mods move if need be.

And what about methods of war vs aphids from this site ???

bfarm (author)2013-08-13

They are Wooly Adelgids not aphids.

HowToLou (author)bfarm2013-08-16

Are you sure? I googled woolly aphids and my trees look exactly like the pictures in google. Also, the Adelgid pictures on google all seem to be on conifers. Mine are deciduous trees.

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