Question From: M. pinios - Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
Q: I have serious white fly infestation in the canyon where I dwell. Started three years ago and has increased with the drought exponentially. Help! I can't spray everything. Diatomaceous earth? Maybe something I can do in the early winter or spring to decrease their population?
Madeleine, There are many ways to get a handle on flies including going to war with a Bug Blaster tip or with wand that emits a stiff stream of water and blasts them off plants. Rule number one is know thine enemy. Here's a good place to start. http://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/houseplant-pests/whitefly-control/ For more info google organic control of white fly. Good Luck, Nancy