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Crops > Trees, palms & pandanus > Trees > Bamboo > Aphids, bamboo managament, Brazil
The method of control given in this article involves using chemicals In the US, recommendations include an oil spray pre-bud break and insecticides (e.g., malathion) at 10-14 day intervals.
However, one method which may be relevant to the home garden situation is to apply a single treatment of imidachloprid as a ground spray before the aphids start feeding. If applied correctly, this MAY be a way of treating the aphids without killing bees and ladybeetles. Read the imidachlorprid label to see if it is recommended for use in this way, and also get advise from local pesticide professionals.It may be best to apply to a small part of the garden to gauge the effect.