HELP how do i get rid of white flies on potted plants

buylady(z5b IL)July 5, 2010

I've been spraying the plants w/soap water and all they do is fly away for while and then come back to the plants i'm so frustrated they're killing my some of my plants please help

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

What kind of plants?

Al

    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 2:29PM
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christine1950
    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 3:04PM
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buylady(z5b IL)

some are tender plants like curly leaf parsley,lemon verbena,others are my fruit trees (dwarf) oh wow i'll check out that link thx

    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 3:30PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Cold-pressed neem oil works well for whitefly on anything that might bare table fare. If you decide to acquire some, let me know & I'll share how I mix/use it.

Al

    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 6:21PM
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buylady(z5b IL)

OK thx i'll see if i can find it here..

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 9:36AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

The best product I've used is by Dyna-Gro. Watch ..... I'll get accused of being on their payroll or a stockholder again because I recommended one of their products. Lol

Al

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 12:27PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Lol Al.....Too funny!!

Sad part is the stuff works great...lol

Mike

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 2:14PM
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buylady(z5b IL)

Ok never heard of it guys so i plugged into ebay its rooting hormone how can that help an how do you use it Mike? Tapla?

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 3:00PM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

ROFL!!
Good one Al~
Mike will be accused too! LOL~
LOL!
JoJo

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 3:38PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Dyna-Gro packages cold-pressed neem oil.

In a 1 quart spritzer bottle, mix:
1 pint very hot water
1 teaspoon neem oil (cold-pressed or virgin oil only - Dyna-Gro packages a very good product)
4 drops Murphy's oil soap (or dishsoap)
Shake well and add 1 pint of 70% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
Spritz
Shake frequently while spritzing. Be sure to cover the entire plant. Don't spray in full sun. A little more Murphy's is ok, but unnecessary if using the isopropyl. Repeat at 1-2 week intervals as needed.

Copy paste to your browser: http://homeharvest.com/insectspraysneembased.htm

Al

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 3:49PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Ditto with Al....Shoosh....

He is the one that told me how to use it too, and it works!...lol
Now I get another 10% discount on my next purchase..lol. Just kidding

Mike

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 4:21PM
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buylady(z5b IL)

Ok gr8 thx i'll make some as soon as i get the oil asap man I LOVE this site for wonderful peeps and mountains of info to help us..whooopieee white flys be GONE..,,,,,why does the site reject your messages some times????

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 4:47PM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Hi buylady,
if you are posting 2 back to back it gets fickle. You need to change the original title. something simple like Just adding something small

..RE: HELP how do i get rid of white flies on potted plants?? (this is an example,added the question marks at end)

other times its just the web site acting up.. :)

Hope that helps.
JoJo

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 5:23PM
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