Originally Posted by Phases
Can anyone let me know if you how found a way to get rid of root aphids - I have been dealing with things things forever and I even moved locations and they managed to stick around. They don't seem to cause to much damage but I think they are affecting my yields and it's starting to drive me nuts any suggestions
I've read the threads on em but just want to know what worked if anything for you guys.
have you tried nematodes? what about the rove beetle? that one is new to me and i dont hear about it very much probably because of how gnarly they look and im guessing more of a greenhouse thing. still, something to check into.
i have not used them for aphids but for fungus gnats. they did a number on them thats for sure
i think nematodes will work if you can outsmart the aphids breeding cycle and pick the right species for your environment, applied in mass and at the right times. (two different species that have different temperature preferences was a good idea for me because i was having a hard time maintaining stable temps at the time.)
millions of swarming nematodes in your pots is going to do some large damage to aphids, depending on what stage they are at and if susceptible, id say all instars of the aphid are game as long as they are large enough for the nematode to actually crawl into its body and live there.
good luck, i went with a company called natures good guys, pretty cheap, good customer support/shipping etc