Do you have Whiteflies on Your Garden Plants & Houseplants and wonder how to get rid of these pests?
Don’t despair, I’m here to help you get rid of these nasty white pests WITH MY 5 STEP SOLUTION!
You’re taking your daily stroll throughout your beloved houseplants while sipping on your warm beverage as you stroll throughout your gorgeous garden, only to spot a sticky clump of white throughout your plants! Ugh….your heart drops as you realize this clump of white is the dreaded Whiteflies! Whiteflies sucking the life and energy out of your plants before your eyes.
Off you go…to start my 5 Step Solution.
Before I share this Solution with you…let’s talk a bit about these gross little white ones:
WHAT ARE WHITEFLIES?
Whiteflies are actually not flies at all, they are related to aphids and mealybugs called Hemipterans.
They are teeny tiny insects that feed on the sap within your plants. They can be found throughout your outdoor garden, vegetable garden, fruit garden and houseplants. They like to gather in thick clusters typically on the underside of plant leaves or in the nooks and crannies of each plant.
WILL WHITEFLIES DAMAGE MY PLANTS?
Sadly the answer is YES! These dreaded ones will suck the life out of your plants.
What I mean by that is the whiteflies will suck on the juices/sap within your plants which in return will cause them to be stunted, yellow, and the leaves and/or stems may even die.
MY FIVE STEP SOLUTION TO GETTING RID OF WHITEFLIES:
- STEP 1: Spray off the whiteflies with either a high powered stream from your hose or you could even have fun doing it with one of these gadgets called Bug-A-Salt LOL
- STEP 2: Spray the entire plant with a mixture of Soapy Water. (I prefer Dr. Bronners) I add 1 tbsp. to one gallon of water. Make certain to spray the underneath of all leaves.
- STEP 3: The following day spray the entire plant with a mixture of soapy water & Neem Oil
- STEP 4: The next day spray the entire plant with This Garden Spray w/ Spinosad per directions
- STEP 5: Place These Yellow Sticky Traps Near the Infected Plant (I kid you not, THESE Yellow Ones are my Saving Grace when it comes to Flying Pests on my Plants)
In fact I wrote an entire BLOG about getting rid of the dreaded Fungus Gnats
After this 5 step process, continue to keep an eye on your infected plant and other plants within the area. If you see the white fluffs again, continue with the 5 step process. You will see they will gradually get better if not immediate. I had an infected Dogwood Tree & Rose and now they are totally gone and they are both thriving after the 5 Step Process!
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Thanks for the article. Unfortunately, ants and other pests often follow whitefly because of the honey like substance they leave behind.