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Biological Control

  Lacewing larvae (Cryptolaemus montrouzieri)

available from
Green Gardener
- Scarletts Plant Care
- Greenworm
- Chase Organics
- Defenders Ltd. 

Least toxic chemical control

  Spot treatment with soap or oil sprays

   Dab visible insects with swab dipped in rubbing alcohol

•  Citron scents are effective at deterring some insect hence the recent rise in popularity of citronella - fragranced garden candles. You can grow plants with citrus-scented foliage, such as Geranium macrorrhizum, lemon balm and lemon verbena (has aromatic foliage but is not fully hardy so will have to be brought inside in the winter).

Other aromatic herbs have insect-repellant properties e.g. lavender, mints.

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