An Aphids Insecticide is a must as Aphids are among the most destructive insects on cultivated plants. Although no more than 4 mm long, these pear-shaped, soft-bodied insects—which may or may not have wings—breed profusely. Many aphids are actually born pregnant, allowing them to spread and terrorize your entire crop or plant bed quickly.
Because aphids reproduce so quickly, growers think it needs to take multiple insecticide treatments and days to control them. But even after most treatments, aphid eggs are unspoiled, ready to hatch.
Protection Plus, a natural aphid insecticide, eliminates 98% of aphids on first contact
Aphids are as hungry as they are numerous. Swarms devour flowers, weakening plant growth and causing leaves to yellow and curl. Some species of aphids cause galls to form on stems or roots, while others attack leaves. All aphids may also transmit viruses between plants, and they can also attract other insects that prey on them, such as ladybugs. Because aphids populate so fast, the longer you wait to remove them, the more difficult it can be. Generally speaking, an Aphid egg is larger than the trichome and oblong in shape. The aphid egg may be seen with a white, light green, or brownish pigmentation. Aphids, in general, will have a teardrop shape with two antennae-like protrusions at the rear of the insect.
Protection Plus is the natural aphid insecticide solution to your aphid problems.
Protection Plus -
Kills Aphids on Contact
- Kills eggs, larvae, young and adult insects
- Earth-friendly: natural, food-based ingredients
- Industry best kill rates
- Lower cost: Eliminates excessive treatments and the need for product rotation
- Guaranteed pure: Quarterly testing to be free of over 400 forbidden ingredients to ensure our products are safe and natural for tough hemp and cannabis testing requirements
- Free of all Proposition 65 ingredients
- Residue-free, non-oil based formula doesn’t clog pores or hamper plant growth
Protection Plus Aphid Insecticide Protocol
Before applying any pesticide, make sure the plants are fully hydrated. Flush the plants well with water and show a good amount of run-off. Wait 1 hour before application. Professional Pesticide Applicators Note: Many infestations come from stress caused by excess fertilizer in the growing medium. Check EC/PPM of the last few ounces of run-off from the pot. It must be the same EC/PPM as the water you used to flush with. Repeat the flush procedure until you get matching numbers, then treat for insects.
Leaf Aphid Insecticide Protocol
- We recommend you spray the surface of the soil to penetrate ½ inch down to where the insects may be crawling. Treat all plants in the greenhouse or home.
- Spray the leaves and stems for crawlers and breeders, making sure that every square inch of the plant has been treated. Treat all plants.
- Hang sticky fly traps (blue and yellow) throughout the growing area, including areas of the greenhouse or home that has grown plants or exposed soil. These traps will help you keep an eye on the situation.
- Infestation application or to gain quick control of the crop. Spray three times on day one, wait for the spray to dry between applications. Then, spray once a day for the next three days, then spray once every three days until you observe a pest-free crop. Note: Since you chose the infestation application method to gain quick control of your crop, you now know you are prone to extreme pest attacks from incoming plants, guests, workers, or a source unknown. If you have pest issues you also have plant quality and harvest quantity issues. In the end, the company that supplies the market with the most consistent produce wins. Just like buying fertilizer, weekly pest treatments are part of the cost of doing business.
- Alternate application for this pest: Apply Protection Plus once a day for three days and then go to spraying once every three days until the infestation is under control.
- Spray the plants every 7 days throughout the plant’s life as part of your IPM (Integrated Pest Management program). This will assure you that there will be little chance of pest problems.
- Dosage should stay at 4 ounces (120 ml) per gallon of water. These insects are hard to control.
- Since they fly, they will go airborne when they feel the spray hitting the leaves of nearby plants. If the plants are in a vegetation state, then you might want to spray over the plants so when they do go airborne, you will hit them with the spray. If your plants are in bloom, you will have to determine the severity of the infestation. If the thrips are placing the blooming crop in danger of failure, then you will have to kill them. As we have addressed before, by just spraying water on delicate buds you will notice some cosmetic imperfections. Most plants in the early stages of bloom growth will out-grow any cosmetic imperfections.
- The Aphid will die within seconds of the application and freeze in place looking like statues. This condition may fool you into thinking they are still alive but with closer examination, they are indeed dead. They will eventually fall off of the leaf or simply brush them or wash them off.
- If possible, use an airless sprayer. They emit a very consistent fine spray without a lot of pressure behind it. This will allow the plant’s leaves to not move around so much that you miss hitting the pests. 100 ft super light-weight hoses and extra reach attachments are available. Use the orifice supplied for fine mist applications. Make sure the sprayer is rated for food crops.
Root Aphid Insecticide Protocol
- We recommend you treat all of the soil/growing media making sure to penetrate down into the root ball where the root Aphids are concentrated. It is the root ball that protects the root Aphids from rain and other natural hazards so naturally, it is the root ball that is hardest to treat with the Protection Plus. It is important to take the time to slowly pour Protection Plus around the base of the stem, allowing the treatment to fully soak into the areas inside the root ball until runoff from the pot occurs. Then treat the rest of the soil/growing media.
- Allow Protection Plus to sit in the soil/growing media for 10 minutes then Flush the Protection Plus out of the soil/growing media with water. Treat all plants in the greenhouse or home. Apply Protection Plus once every three days until the infestation is under control. Remember, allow Protection Plus to kill the root Aphids for 10 minutes then Flush the soil/growing media with water.
- General Application: Apply Protection Plus once every three days until the infestation is under control. Allow Protection Plus to kill the root Aphids for 10 minutes then Flush the soil/growing media with water. Field-grown plants can forgo the flushing with water. However, the dosage may need to be lowered to compensate for the root’s longer contact time with Protection Plus. This is where one plant should be singled out and treated, watched carefully and decisions made.
- Spray the plants every 7 days to complete your IPM Integrated Pest Management program. This will assure you that there will be little chance of pest problems.
- Start the dosage at 2 ounces (60 ml) per gallon of water. Increase the dosage to 3-4 ounces (90-120ml) only if needed.
- The Aphid will die within seconds of the application and freeze in place looking like statues. This condition may fool you into thinking they are still alive but with closer examination, they are indeed dead. They will eventually decompose.
An aphid infestation was threatening our entire crop. We tried all the pesticides, but a day after application, they would come back. We were astounded by Protection PlusTM. The aphids are no longer a problem.
-Matt from Oklahoma