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Which chemical pesticides and fertilizers would be best to use on shrubs? there are a lot of aphids on them?

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sherl pagan vtâ„¢ 
Asked at 2010.01.09 20:11:47
and they're looking kind of brown.

i want something strong enough to get rid of them the first time. also these are next to my neighbors veggie garden...do you think that the bugs are coming from there?

thanks
answer paul  Answered at 2010.01.09 20:11:47
I use a mixture of dish soap and water(couple of tablespoon to a pint) in a spray bottle to kill them. Wash with water about 15 minutes later to protect the plants(spray each infestation not the whole plant). Use caution around your neighbors veggies many are very sensitive about sprays. Perfectly ok on food plants if washed before eating.

The origin of aphids is interesting. Some aphids are farmed by ants. The ants protect the aphids in the trees and keep them in their nest in cold winters. The ants feed on the honeydew secreted by the aphids as they feed. If you watch them for awhile and you see ants near them you will need to get rid of the ants to get rid of the aphids.
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