white flies - Knowledgebase Question

portcharlotte, Fl
Question by delcinabyrd
February 26, 2011
last year i was having problem with white flies you instructed me to use painted card,this year iam seeing a few is there a way to get rid of these annoying pest. delcina.

Answer from NGA
February 26, 2011


There are a number of biological controls that you can try to get rid of white flies. Since you're dealing with an outdoor white fly problem, you might want to try releasing lacewings or minute pirate bugs. Other control methods include Insecticidal soap sprays. Just be sure to spray both top and undersides of leaves. Insecticidal soaps can cause burning of leaves if applied during hot weather, so use caution. Whiteflies are generally settled on plants in the early morning and late evening hours so that's the best time to spray them. Good luck in getting rid of those pesky pests!

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