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  White Fly on Pycnospatha and others
From: aroidgrower at gmail.com (John Ludwig) on 2007.08.17 at 22:44:59(16122)
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.

From: crogers at ecoanalysts.com (D. Christopher Rogers) on 2007.08.20 at 15:38:57(16125)
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,

From: aroidgrower at gmail.com (John Ludwig) on 2007.08.20 at 21:27:52(16126)
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.


From: crogers at ecoanalysts.com (D. Christopher Rogers) on 2007.08.21 at 15:51:54(16131)
Glad I could help!

You mentioned the flies flying each time you bump the plant. I forgot to
mention that I would routinely bump my plants to make the flies move to the
tangle traps. It was very effective, and I have had no white flies the two
years since.

Happy days,

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