The Magic of Yellow to catch aphids!

Bright Yellow Magic traps aphids in the garden!

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Aphids and white flies are lured by glittering yellow and can be trapped by placing yellow boards or other yellow enticements – coated with heavy motor oil, petroleum jelly, or Tack Trap – near vulnerable plants. Recoat the traps when they dry out.

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Don’t throw away yellow plastic lids that come on some coffee and cat food cans. They turn into good aphid traps. Paint them with honey or a commercial trapping solution. If washed, often, they can be used many times.

from: Rodale’s book of Hints, Tips, & Everyday Wisdom.

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