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You might be wondering how to get rid of whiteflies on plants, or how to get rid of whiteflies naturally. A whitefly outbreak on your houseplants can wreak havoc on your entire collection, getting rid of whiteflies on plants should bey our priority if they ever show up uninvited. So here is how to identify whitefly on houseplants and how to kill whiteflies naturally.
Host of the Growing Joy with Plants Podcast, Maria Failla, recently interviewed renowned horticulturist Leslie Halleck about how to identify and kill whiteflies on her podcast titled “How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats, Scale, Whiteflies, Mealybugs and More”. Here are the details from this interview.
Prepare yourself for any type of pest outbreak and listen to the full interview here:
How to identify whiteflies
As their name suggests, these flying pests are small and white. They gather on leaf undersides and quickly reproduce.
Signs to look for with a whitefly infestation: Clouds of white flies flying around your plants when disturbed, honeydew, yellow stippling
How to control whiteflies
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