Whiteflies can be a serious problem for your plants. Their presence will cause your plants to suffer, and they will be much more susceptible to diseases. Their sticky honeydew will also attract black fungus and sooty mold, which can spread throughout your yard and garden patches. This makes it important to get rid of whiteflies as soon as possible.
To get rid of whitefly infestations, you can use over-the-counter insecticides. Always use the correct product for the type of plant you’re targeting, and be sure to follow the directions on the label. In addition to over-the-counter products, you can use companion planting techniques that attract beneficial insects and repel whiteflies.
Another effective way to get rid of whiteflies is by using sticky traps. This can be difficult to do, but it can prevent the whiteflies from spreading to new plants. Another natural option is to use neem oil, which is highly effective against whiteflies without harming beneficial insects. Neem oil works well on both whiteflies and their eggs.
Whiteflies can be found indoors and outdoors. Although the outdoor population is typically kept low by cold weather, a whitefly infestation indoors can spread rapidly. Treating an infestation early is the best way to prevent it from getting out of control. If you see an infestation on one plant, isolate it for a few days and try to eradicate it completely. If the infestation is severe, you’ll need to remove older leaves by hand.