After writing about leafhoppers on my roses and suggesting “My plan is to unleash a tsunami spray from my garden hose directed at the undersides of the leaves and try to dislodge as many of these offenders as I can.”, I heard back from some visitors to the site inquiring about how I planned to implement this water-purging technique. Obviously, you can do it the old-fashioned way by just putting your thumb over the end of the hose nozzle to create your jet stream of water. But, you will need to be nimble in order to reach all the undersides of your plant’s leaves, meaning you may have to squat down to be successful in your quest to quash. That is why I recommend using the above device because it is so handy and it allows you to easily accomplish your spraying task without have to imitate a Cirque du Soleil contortionist.
I could no longer find a source for my particular nozzle and wand, but I did find another one that should be equally effective. It’s called the “Bug Blaster”. Just like the one I own, it will dislodge your nasty garden nemeses in an eco-friendly manner because it eliminates the need to use chemical pesticides. These high-powered nozzles are very effective in eradicating whiteflies, aphids, mealy bugs and spider mites. I don’t know if it just me, but there’s something very satisfactory about being able to annihilate these unpleasant solid-bodied insects with a nice blitz of plain old aqua pura.
FYI: I’ve attached a brass hose shutoff valve connector to my bug-barrage device because it makes it easier for me to turn it on and off while moving from plant to plant in the garden.
Source: Here is where you can find more information and where to buy it: Bug Blaster