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Jul 8, 2017 9:23 PM CST
Hi all
Trying to get rid of these really troublesome pests on my golden shower rose They have also attacked my marigolds and today I noticed them on my echeanicea and falstaff !!!! I sprayed them with hose
My problem is that I've been spraying with neem oil as directed and couple of times used insecticide soap to the point that I feel I'm harming my plants so I have stopped
Please tell me what to do ????
Name: Elaine
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Jul 8, 2017 9:43 PM CST
For white flies, you need to spray with soapy water (plain old dish soap is fine) at least 3 or 4 times a few days apart. This way you kill all the generations (eggs) that hatch even after you've killed the adults.

Use 1/2tsp. dish soap to a quart of water - stronger is NOT better. It won't hurt your plants at all as long as you do it in the evening, and then rinse it off in the morning. Be sure to spray the undersides of the leaves and the stems as well as the tops of the leaves, too. Eggs, juveniles and adults can be anywhere on the plant.

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Jul 8, 2017 10:00 PM CST
Thank You! I'll try this πŸ™„
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 9, 2017 6:51 PM CST
TK ! Hi ! 😁
Hears, what i do on my vegetables.
1 Tbls reg. Dawn or ivory dishsoap, to a gallon of water. I don't wash it off.
1 st. Spray, bottoms of leaves. Then, 2nd. spray, top of leaves !

1st spray, ! Glues, larva, on, bottom.
2nd spray, ! Glues, adults to top.

Do it every two days. Till ! There, gone. Usually, 7 to 10 days.

Thumbs up 😎😎😎
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Jul 9, 2017 7:14 PM CST
Thanks Did the 1st spraying today but the little critters fly away !!
Anyhow sprayed all the plants close to the affected ones !
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 10, 2017 5:41 AM CST
Its gonna be 10 to 14 days spraying every couple days untill life cycle ends.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Jul 10, 2017 7:16 AM CST

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