A lot of people enjoy the lightly sweet scent of bananas. But aphids, not so much. The scent repels them and will make them want to keep their distance from your garden. Use this to your advantage and put them around your plants. Cut up banana peels into small pieces and bury them under a thin layer of soil around your plants. Keeping them covered is important since the peels attract backyard critters like raccoons, squirrels, and curious pets. It may take a couple of days for the current aphids to flee, but it will start helping prevent new aphids immediately.
Bananas make a great addition to the soil since they can be composted pretty quickly. The smaller you cut them up, the faster they’ll return to the earth, and you won’t have to worry about critters getting to them. Bananas will replenish nutrients in the soil, which will help out the plants drained by aphids.