How do I get rid of whiteflies on my hibiscus?

How do I get rid of whiteflies on my hibiscus?

To kill whiteflies, always start with a strong water blast with a spray hose. Do it once every week to scatter the pests. Once the population scatters, spray soapy water, insecticidal soap (recipe), neem oil, or horticultural oil over the plant, especially coat underside of the leaves.

What causes white fly on hibiscus?

Whiteflies are related to aphids, which are soft-bodied insects that also consume plant sap and secrete honeydew. While there are thousands of types of aphids, the species that usually affects hibiscus is the melon aphid. This species is also known as a cotton aphid.

What kills whiteflies naturally?

A simple solution made from liquid dish soap and water will kill adult whiteflies without harming plants. Add 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap to 1 gallon of water and mix well. Pour the solution into a plastic spray bottle and spray it on all infested plants, saturating the leaves’ upper and undersides and the stems.

What home remedy kills white flies?

How do I keep whiteflies off my plants?

Use a row cover (such as FastStart®) to exclude whitefly and other pests but allow air, light, and irrigation water to reach plants. Control ants by spraying or painting a 4” wide sticky barrier (such as Tanglefoot ®, Stickem ®, Tree Pest Barrier) around woody shrubs or trees.

What is the cause of whiteflies?

Homeowners usually bring whiteflies inside through infested greenhouse plants and produce. They hide and feed on the undersides of leaves, which makes them hard to detect. Additionally, certain ornamentals, such as hibiscus plants and mulberry trees, attract whiteflies.

How do you get rid of white bugs on plants?


  1. Dip cotton balls and swabs in alcohol and remove all visible mealybugs.
  2. Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol with few drops of Dawn dish soap and 1 quart (32oz) of water.
  3. Spray the whole plant, not only where mealybugs are visible.
  4. Repeat the treatment once or twice a week until the issue is gone.

How do you make organic white fly spray?

You can mix up a simple recipe for an insecticide spray for whiteflies right in your kitchen. First, make a base mixture with 1 tablespoon of regular dish soap (not one with added bleach or an antibacterial soap) and 1 cup of vegetable oil. Pour it into a bottle that can be sealed, and shake well to mix.