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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 17, 2016 1:10 PM CST
I have some sticky traps on order. I have a big aphid and white fly problem right now in my greenhouse. I added 1500 ladybugs about a week ago and they have been feasting, but I don't know if they will be able to get the insects under control. If I put in sticky traps, will it catch the ladybugs? I wouldn't want that. They do fly around a lot. I've noticed them on my clothing when I go back into the house.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Tell me what sort of sticky traps you have coming, Karen? Unfortunately, regardless, your lady bugs will get stuck just like any other flying insect.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 17, 2016 3:08 PM CST
There really isn't a lot of information about them. Here is what I ordered:
http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/product/blue-yellow-stick...
That's what I'm afraid of.

I also just discovered what looks like black fungus on a plumbago in the greenhouse. I should probably get a systemic fungicide, right? Then I have the problem that I have lots of earthworms in my soil. Can they survive fungicides? This is my first winter with the greenhouse. I had a nice honeymoon period of a few months, but now it seems like there is a new problem a day! What makes it worse is that we aren't here all the time. We have to leave for up to 2 or 3 weeks at a time, and problems can get out of control quickly.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2016 3:27 PM CST
I have the yellow sticky cards, white sticky cards, and then I have blue sticky cards. Two-sided makes a little sense though. The colors are what attracts the insects, but I am quite sure that many are "captured" by accidentally flying onto the sticky surfaces. My cards do a great job but I don't have lady bugs, or at least only a few that make it into the greenhouses on their own.

I am going to hang some of the yellow sticky cards in my S room. I have a few persistent white flies and I am sure have some fungus gnats too.

Here is what part of a card looks like after 2 wks. I typically have six hanging in each greenhouse and they are all loaded with bugs after 4-6 months.

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 17, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Your cards are doing a great job. that's what I want, but I've complicated things by putting in all the ladybugs.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2016 3:56 PM CST
I wish I had a solution for you, Karen.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Jan 17, 2016 4:03 PM CST
My vents have been open for the last few days, so I'm slowly noticing that the ladybugs are leaving the greenhouse. Maybe I can use the traps a bit later when their population has thinned down. I'll have to read up on the fungicides to see if they will hurt earthworms.
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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
Jan 17, 2016 4:09 PM CST
I don't think the fungicides will harm earthworms. Perhaps if you really drenched the soil with the fungicide there might be a problem. I don't know that for sure though. Fungicides are typically just sprayed on the leaves. At least that's the only way I have used them.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Jan 17, 2016 4:38 PM CST
Thanks, Ken. If they're just sprayed on the leaves, that would probably work. The one I was considering was a drench to the soil. I'll look for your type.
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