Among the main problems that afflict our plants we certainly find insects . In this case, plant lice are probably the most insidious and dangerous little animals for the vegetation. These insects can be so harmful that even the plant dies. Among the best known lice we find aphids, i.e. small insects that multiply quickly and survive by sucking the lifeblood of the plant. But is there a solution to counter them? Let’s see it together.

 

Plant lice: effective solutions

There are several very useful strategies to combat plant lice . First of all, we suggest that you be careful to immediately recognize the infestation, given and considered, as anticipated, that these insects multiply very quickly. It is necessary to check the plants every day, eliminating any lice present on the leaves and stems of the plant: help yourself with a fairly strong jet of water or with a damp cloth . Be careful not to damage the plant!

In reality, this method is not always effective. Among the other solutions that can be undertaken is the one linked to the use of ad hoc chemical products : some products are based on pyrethrum, which is very useful against these little animals. It must be said, however, that these products can be harmful to health and can also affect the health of our plant. This speech should be analyzed especially if we are talking about fruit or vegetable plants. We can also use a little Marseille soap as an alternative.

Other products on the market, totally organic, can also be useful. Let’s remember that there are also other insects that can help counteract the action of aphids: let’s talk for example about ladybugs , which are greedy for aphids.

Other useful information

It would also be useful to understand why some plants are attacked by aphids, or plant lice. Firstly because these little animals aim to feed on plants, which are healthy. Their lifeblood is the main food of the plants. Know that ornamental plants are rich in nutrients that are particularly loved by aphids. Furthermore, their ability to proliferate also lies in the fact that they have few real natural predators. This, consequently, makes them small animals that can feed in almost total tranquility, without major problems.

The advice is to constantly pay attention to your plants and immediately look for traces of aphids. If there were, act immediately with one of the suggested methods!