Pests Flying Around My Houseplants

Hi Chris,

Check out the picture of Whitefly in the Glossary of the website to be sure that’s what the problem is. If it’s Whitefly yellow sticky cards are a good way to trap the flying adults and prevent new eggs. Spray the green solution to get rid of the feeding nymphs on the underside of the leaves. The green solution is 1/2 water, 1/2 alcohol, a few drops of biodegradable soap, and a few drops of mineral oil. It could also be fungus gnats, again check out the picture in the Glossary.  The best way to get rid of Fungus Gnats is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the eggs and gnats in the pot. Use yellow sticky cards to trap the Fungus Gnats that are flying around.