Insects in my Wallfarm

insects
pests

#1

Hi,

I have spotted some insect in my wall farm (please see picture). I have clean with water all my plants and the wall farm also. I have still some. What are they ? what can I do to destroy them definitely ? Are the plants still comestible ?

Thanks for your help


#2

Hi,

could it be a greenfly? Does it have a soft body? Maybe its something else?

Is there any damage visible on the plants also, or sticky nectar on the plants and garden?


#3

Hi,
No damage visible on the plant. Seems that it is more interesting on plants like Chili Pepper or Yellow sweet pepper leaf. Not tomatoes or Red Basil …
Any idea ?


#4

Do you have any pics of the colony of the insects on the plant?

There is some info about insects and plant health here I hope you find it useful!


#5

Hi, there is no colony. Few insects I can spot on the plastic. I attach two new pictures. Can someone confirm to me what it is ?
Thanks for tour help


#6

These look like aphids. Try to remove as many of them as possible from your garden, this way you could prevent a colony from forming.


#7

Thanks for your reply. Is there also an ecological mean to destroy them like vaporising some ecological products (black soap + water, etc …) ?


#8

Hi Jean-Frederic,
A good exterminator is a liquid dish soap like Ivory in a spray bottle. When I use liquid detergent I use a 2 water to 1 soap. Cut yours to your comfort level.
I also understand that the plants like the nitrates in the soap.


#9

If there’s only a few aphids that have not started a colony yet you should just collect them and monitor your plants carefully. Maybe you get away just with a warning :wink:
Soap is does not taste good on edible plants, if you intend to eat them soon.


#10

Thanks for your help

JF