Yellow Aphids on Mandevilla Plant

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Yellow Aphids on Mandevilla Plant

Yellow aphids infesting a Mandevilla plant. We were able to rid the aphids using a soap / water solution.

Adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of dishsoap to a squirt bottle of water (mixing well) and spraying it on the aphids cause them to dry up and die the next day without harming the plant.

The aphids did return over time, but simply reapply the water / soap mix and it took care of them pretty quick.

Insect photograph taken in Clovis, New Mexico.

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  • robin on 2012-Oct-09 22:20:52 robin said

    I am having the same problem on all of my mandevillas. Thanks for the photo as you confirmed that indeed I do have an aphid problem. Please tell me how much water you used?

    Thanks,
    Robin
  • Rush on 2012-Oct-10 08:15:28 Rush said

    We used one regular size spray bottle (32 oz.) with two tablespoons of dish soap (I believe it was Dawn, but most other brands should work well). Give it a gentle shake to mix up the solution and spray them down. If you have a smaller spray bottle, just adjust the amount of soap down accordingly.

    The aphids will most likely make their way back onto the plant over time, so just keep the bottle handy and give them a spray every now and then.
  • lia on 2013-Sep-25 14:31:30 lia said

    THANK YOU so very much for taking the time to help. I feel so badly (inept, guilty, powerless, etc.) when "my" plants are afflicted by stuff I "should" have prevented -- your info & pictures were invaluable !!
  • Annie on 2014-Jun-23 11:57:58 Annie said

    I appreciate your post as well!, just noticed the aphid manifestation this morning .. thanks.
  • Jane on 2014-Nov-21 14:55:04 Jane said

    Thanks so much for the great photo and sharing your treatment. This is exactly what my plant has. I thought aphids were white so I was puzzled by the yellow color. Really appreciate your expertise - time to go spray!

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