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Fight aphids with milk - sustainably and gently

2021-06-30T10:03:52.049Z

Instead of resorting to chemical insecticides, you can control aphids with a home remedy that almost everyone has in the fridge: milk.



Instead of resorting to chemical insecticides, you can control aphids with a home remedy that almost everyone has in the fridge: milk.

Aphids are one of the

most common pests in plant infestation

.

But with early detection you can easily fight the insects without causing any further damage to the plant.

A common home remedy for aphids * is milk.

This method is efficient, but at the same time protects the plant.

Milk is also cheap and quick to hand because most people already have it in the fridge.

The lecithin contained in the milk fights the small animals.

Because the ingredient is like a layer around the aphids.

This cuts off their oxygen supply, they can no longer breathe and they die.

For the plant, however, there is no danger - the milk is harmless to them.

The white liquid is an excellent alternative to chemical insecticides.

Milk also protects against powdery mildew.

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Fighting aphids with milk: Here's how

You shouldn't pour pure milk over your plants.

Instead, mix the milk with water in a one-to-two ratio.

  • For example, take a hundred milliliters of milk and dilute it with 200 milliliters of water.

  • Now pour the mixture into a spray bottle and wet the top and bottom of the leaves of your plant.

  • The aphids especially like to romp around on the underside of the leaves, so you should not neglect them.

  • Repeat the process every morning until the pests are fully controlled.

If the aphid infestation is particularly severe, you can spray your plants twice a day.

You can also use the home remedy prophylactically to prevent pest infestation.

However, this is enough once a week.

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