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Removing Aphids? Answered

My indoor Mint garden has aphids!!!

I pulled 10 -20 off (all I could find) but I'm sure there are more!  Also, I am worried that Ladybugs would die because it is a small plant (pot is 6x18 inches)  and indoors.  Furthermore, it is winter and freezes so the mint will die outside.

How can I kill the aphids but still be able to use the mint?

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Mr. E MeatBest Answer (author)2011-01-03

I've got the same problem with my chili peppers, stevia, hops, caraway and passion flower. I've had moderate success with applying (repeatedly) water with a few drops of dish soap first and then applying diatomaceous earth as well as using the sticky yellow paper traps. I tried removing them physically at first but that's not really possible... If you find anything better, please post, I'd love to know.

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tincanz (author)Mr. E Meat2011-01-05

The problem has subsided now. I eventually eliminated them by pulling off the ones that I saw.

they are now nowhere to be found, so I guess I caught the invasion early enough.

thank you very much for the ideas!

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