The Fascinating World Of Insects-Aphids

Aphids

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A picture of some aphids I had on my False Sunflower last summer. I have not had them in my indoor garden...knock on wood. I used a insecticidal soap on them.

More on treatment here Aphids

"If insecticides are needed, insecticidal soaps and oils are the best choices for most situations. Oils may include petroleum-based horticultural oils or plant-derived oils such as neem or canola oil. These products kill primarily by smothering the aphid, so thorough coverage of infested foliage is required. Apply these materials with a high volume of water, usually a 1 to 2% oil solution in water, and target the underside of leaves as well as the top. Soaps, neem oil, and horticultural oil kill only aphids present on the day they are sprayed, so applications may need to be repeated. Although these materials can kill some natural enemies that are present on the plant and hit by the spray, they leave no toxic residue so they don't kill natural enemies that migrate in after the spray."

source:http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7404.html