pesky white flies on Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

coronado, Ca
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Question by kerrycrna
August 21, 2010
What product that Home Depot sells is best for getting rid of those obnoxious white fly

Answer from NGA
August 21, 2010
You can usually control whiteflies by simply hosing them off with plain water. Be sure to rinse off the undersides of the leaves. Or, you can use a product such as Safer's Insecticidal Soap. Again, be sure to apply to the undersides of the leaves. Finally, Imidicloprid is a product that has come out recently, and has proven to be very effective on whiteflies. It is low in toxicity. It is mixed with water and used as a drench on the base of the plants (use when your plant is rather thirsty) and the roots absorbs it up into the plant. It only has to be used annually. Follow manufacturers instructions. One brand is Bayer Advanced 'Merit', but there are others on the market. Good luck with your hibiscus!

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