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Old 08-29-2011, 05:37 AM   #1
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I'm getting aphids on my hop plants. I have lots of spiders in the garden also. Do spiders eat aphids? If they do, I will move some up on my hop plants.

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Old 08-29-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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You can check your local plant nursery to see if they sell ladybugs.

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If you can talk the Aphids into crawling into the web I assume the spiders will eat them. It seems like spiders want the food to be delivered to them.

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Use a spray bottle with a 3-4 squirts of dish soap. Spray your leaves that have aphids back and front. Do 3 times with a day in between and your aphids will be gone!

Worked great for me and mine were almost infested!

Do it before or after the sun is hitting the plants so you don't burn the leaves though.

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You can check your local plant nursery to see if they sell ladybugs.
Sure, assuming you want to deal with the deadly scourge that is the ladybug!!!
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