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.



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    1 year ago

    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 ???


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.