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White nats on houseplants

Posted by nikkineel GA 8/7b (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 19, 09 at 20:48

I have several plants in the sunroom including some rooted stuff. I have a BUNCH of those white nats on the leaves of some of them. What do I do? Is there something I can buy to get rid of them? Natural remedies? UUGGGHH Nikki

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RE: White nats on houseplants

  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 20, 09 at 4:05

Are you talking whiteflies? If so, they can be hard to get rid of, a real pain. I used Safer Insecticidal soap to help me last year when I had an infestation on some overwintering plants inside. It was a constant battle, and I ended up dumping the plant that probably started it all; after that, things got under control.

Check out this site:
Managing whiteflies

Hope this helps ....


RE: White nats on houseplants

I had a mite infestation this year and had to have terminex spray everything in the kitchen. We tend to get carpenter ants too. Sigh.

RE: White nats on houseplants

I am fighting fruit flies! What a pain. I have too many critters and kiddos to use chemicals, so I have been sitting out lids full of vinegar and that seems to clear them out for awhile. It all started because I left my compost bowl out on the counter over night without dumping outside :-(.


RE: White nats on houseplants

On the up side the terminex ppl, check up with us every six months and spray again for free. I asked and their spray is kid, animal and plant friendly. Still not so beneficial bug friendly I suppose. I guess the places I really need helpful bugs is farther away from the house so I am ok with this.

While it is entirely gross, you could get some fly strips and hang them above the kids reach. It might cut the population some.

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