how do I kill black fly aphids without poisoning my plants or myself?
December 8, 2008 4:33 AM Subscribe
Black fly aphids already got two of my house plants. I threw the plants out, but some flies still are buzzing around and my apartment stinks of Raid. I still have two orchids i love and don't want to part with. could they be housing the flies? What would be a good, organic way to get them off if they are?
posted by iamnotateenagegirl to home & garden (7 answers total)
I've sprayed the orchids with mild soapy water but i can't tell if the black flies are living on them. they don't appear to be. where else might they be living in an apartment? Also how might they have got in in the first place?
other bits of information: I live in the British isles, and the aphids only showed up in winter.