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I'm tired of fighting the aphid war with tweezers, submersion, bad language and negative vibes, and feel that it's time to use something more direct when the outbursts are particularly bad.

Much of the online information regarding the best pesticides seems to reference US products - does anybody know if products such as Orthene are available in the UK, and whether they can be bought in anything less than half-tonne vats? 

Any advice on the best product that's available in the UK?

 

Many thanks!

 

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Bayer Provado, which is the same as Calypso in Europe, is safe to use on most CP's. But I'd still advice to test it out first using only small amounts. Aphids are one of the easier pests to get rid off, should take about 24hrs.

 

 

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roseclear also works well on aphids.i have used it on all cps,it hasn't harmed any but pings dont like it.

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I tried some on utricularia alpina and it killed it stone dead.  Most other plants seemed ok with it though.

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pravado does work well  you could try a really old method spray with soapy water :happy:

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1 minute ago, manders said:

I tried some on utricularia alpina and it killed it stone dead.  Most other plants seemed ok with it though.

which one pravado or roseclear ?

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Pravado soil drench works very well.you don't have to spray the leaves just drench the soil and the jobs done.i tryed the spray but my vft's and sundews didn't like it so i switched to the soil drench instead

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4 hours ago, tatter said:

which one pravado or roseclear ?

Roseclear, alpina is the first plant i ever had die from any insecticide

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Over here in Australia I can get an imidocloprid based insecticide in a spray that I have used on droseras, dioneias, nepenthes, sarracenis, utricularia, heliamphora and cephalotus without any ill effects

Cheers 

Les

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Thank you everyone!

I'll give Provado a try, sounds like a tried and tested faithful.

 

Diolch!

 

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Look for an ingrediant called Imidacloprid, and contains no soap or oils.
The brand name changes, but the chemical is the same world wide. I use it on many CPs.
Dionaea seem to decline a bit after usage and then recover, but other than that no problems.
I use it in the water, and it kills even the aphids I don't see.

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