Pests and Diseases forum: white fly, aphid, and gnat control

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 7, 2014 6:14 AM CST
A while back someone asked about controlling flying insects without using insecticides. I use "White Fly and Aphid Trap", manufactured by Biocare and/or "Sticky Stakes" and "Sticky Whitefly Trap" manufactured by Safer. All of them are yellow cards coated with a super-sticky surface. The Sticky Stakes are used adjacent to specific plants and the traps are used to control flying insects in a general area. All of these are non-toxic. The insects are drawn to the "yellow" and once they touch the card's surface, they are toast. Below are several pictures showing two cards that have been in my "Orchid" greenhouse for three months, and a new card, just hung a couple of hours before the photo. You can only see perhaps 50% of the (stuck-on) insects because of their tiny size. The cards are two sided, so both sides look the same. There are probably 100 insects on each side of these two cards.


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drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Orlando, FLORIDA (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida
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OrlandoBill
May 10, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Hurray!
Name: Blankspace
California
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Blankspace
May 12, 2014 5:44 PM CST
Is there another way to kill these white flies?
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 12, 2014 6:09 PM CST
Sure, you can spray with bug killer, something made to kill flying insects and you could use a fogger. There are lots of spray products out there.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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