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Re: [Aroid-l] White Fly on Pycnospatha and others

Thank you Christopher,

Thanks for the advice, If I bump an affected plant the flies take off
for the nearest object they find. I will start using this right away,
great idea. Thanks again Christopher.


On 8/20/07, D. Christopher Rogers <crogers@ecoanalysts.com> wrote:
> Hello John!
> I had white flies in my typhoniums and tomatoes in my greenhouse about three
> years ago. I used tangle traps and they were very effective. A tangle trap
> is a bright yellow piece of card stock covered with an adhesive. The white
> flies were quite happy to land on the traps and become instant permanent
> fixtures. There are no pesticides, chemicals, or residues. I would just
> punch a hole in one end of the card stock and suspend it above the infected
> plants.  When I had finished placing the first trap, I had already captured
> three or four.
> Now the traps must be left up for several weeks after the white flies
> disappear. This is because the larvae left on your plants may not have
> matured yet. When they do, they also will fly to the traps.
> Happy days,
> Christopher
> D. Christopher Rogers
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]On Behalf Of John Ludwig
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 3:45 PM
> To: Aroid-L
> Subject: [Aroid-l] White Fly on Pycnospatha and others
> I have just noticed today for the first time that I have White Fly on
> my Pycnospatha. I have checked all other plants and also found them on
> a few Amorph's.
> I have just placed a new Amorph to my collection in the same area and
> suspect that it had the White Fly infestation. It was obviously a very
> recently potted, not well established plant. I check my plants every
> day and yesterday when I added this new arrival to my collection there
> was no infestation.
> I have since sprayed the underside of the leaves of the affected
> plants with "Safer Insecticidal soap." Does anybody have a different
> method of dealing with this problem.
> My plants are growing outside and I would rather use a homemade
> solution to these kinds of problems if I can, as I will be moving
> these plants indoors in about 7 to 9 weeks.
> Thank you for your help,
> John Ludwig
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