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An single adult whitefly can lay hundreds of eggs and an egg can reach maturity in 16 days, so it does not take long for an infestation to build.
Get some Safer's Insecticidal soap and make sure you spray in a VERY FINE mist under the leaves. If you can turn the plant upside down, do so.
On larger leafed plants, wipe down the underside of the leaves with insecticidal soap.
When I was in the green house business, we would place infested plants in a greenhouse and use some really BAD fumigants to kill those bastige whiteflys. I had to suit up and wear a respirator just to go into the greenhouse and light the bombs we used.
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Originally Posted by colorider
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.