In the warm season, insects and especially white flies, attack the plants in pots. They particularly like the Japanese rose, but they also do serious damage in the greenhouse. If you notice these insects, here are three natural treatments that help you get rid of them.
How to get rid of the white flies on plants
In markets, you can find many chemical solutions to get rid of these insects, but they are toxic and affect plants. To recover after a chemical treatment is very hard for plants, even for humans. But there are some natural solutions that are effective, even if it takes a little longer to get rid of these white damaging flies.
Rubbing alcohol – dilute 100 ml of alcohol to one liter of water and sprinkle this solution over the plant leaves infected with white flies.
Potassium Soap – is a gentle insecticide with plants and is found in herbal stores. Buy it in the liquid form, and then dilute it with water as it is said on the label. Then sprinkle the solution on the plant’s leaves.
Hot pepper infusion – put a teaspoon of hot chili peppers in 250 ml of hot water, let the solution to infuse and to cool down gradually. Sprinkle the solution all over the plant leaves, and repeat the treatment for 2 or 3 days until the adult and young white flies are gone.
Or you can prepare insect traps
White muscles can also be eliminated with ingenious traps.
They are attracted by the bright, yellow or orange colors. Spread honey over some pieces of yellow cardboard, and these annoying white flies will fall into this sticky trap.
You can also put small containers of apple vinegar at the base of the plants, and the white flies will be attracted by its strong smell. Only a few will manage to get away with life.
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