Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:02 pm
If you are in a clinch with lice on your sage, there are effective home remedies available for an environmentally and health-friendly control. What they are and how to use them correctly, we explain in detail here.
These immediate measures work
In the early stages of infestation, you counteract the aphid plague with consistency and very simple methods. Therefore, regularly check the undersides of leaves of sage, because this is where the pests first hide. At the first sighting of the tiny green, brown or black pests, proceed as follows:
- Shower sage in the pot upside down with the sharpest possible stream of water.
- Pack the root ball in a plastic bag beforehand
- Cut off all infested plant parts and dispose of them in household waste
The best 3 home remedies against lice on sage.
In the environmentally friendly control of pests on sage, home remedies score with the advantage that the ingredients are ready to hand in the pantry.
- 500 ml of water
- 1 teaspoon of pure liquid curd soap
- 1 dash of white spirit
- Mix the ingredients and put them in a spray bottle. Applied every 2-3 days, aphids quickly clear the field.
- 100 grams of fresh nettles
- 1 liter of water
- 1 squirt of dishwashing liquid
After the nettles have infused in the water for 24 hours, boil the mixture. Let the decoction simmer for another 20 minutes. After cooling, apply the remedy every 2-3 days until no aphids are seen.
Primitive rock flour
Since the use of liquid preparations on herbaceous plants carries the risk of fungal diseases, an alternative is to use primary rock flour. Applied with a powder spray, finely ground basalt, granite or diabase counteract aphids.
Fighting with hard bandages – the coffee grounds extract
If you are dealing with a particularly hardy generation of aphids on your sage, intensify the use of agents with coffee grounds. This has not only proven to be an effective fertilizer, but at the same time establishes itself in pest control. To do this, boil 4 heaping tablespoons of coffee grounds with 1 liter of water. Spray on every 3-4 days until the aphids disappear.
Tips & Tricks
Where aphids cavort, naughty ants are not far behind. The two insect species form a close partnership, because ants are wild about the honeydew that aphids excrete. If you sprinkle pure sodium bicarbonate on the paths of the black creepy-crawlies, the pesky caravan will lose its bearings in the direction of the sage.