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Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Thanana, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Thanana

    Thanana Senior IL'ite

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    Hi All,

    I have a little garden. Now a days see powdery white bugs on leaves of the plants.

    PLease help me in get ride of these bugs.

    thanks,
     
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  2. sri_july27

    sri_july27 New IL'ite

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    hi, i too have the same problem. not only white bugs there r also yellow bugs on the leaf, i too dont know how to get rid of them.
    looking forward to some tips
    sri.
     
  3. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    the white bugs are more prominently seen in hibiscus plants and from there they spread.

    i try to randomly check the leaves. the moment i see the powder, it means there are those white bugs.. i have started spraying neem oil + dishwashing liquid with water mixture, and also remove the bugs with a gloved hand..
    (all for love of plants.)

    I also see the red color bug sometimes.. in the hibiscus, these also get the same treatment.
     
  4. Thanana

    Thanana Senior IL'ite

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    Shanthi,

    Thank you. I will try this on week end and let you know
     
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    skchivukula Bronze IL'ite

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    Mix gamaxine powder in water and sprinkle on the affected parts with gloves to hands. This will be helpful to some extent.
     
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    Raji01 Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi
    those mean bugs are aphids and they are very very mean;sucking up all the fluids in the plants ! i had lost all my hibiscus plants when i was away on vacation last year. these bugs don't deserve any mercy:rant. take your infected plant/plants away from the other healthy plants and spray neem oil (diluted in warm soapy water). while you do this make sure to cover the pot and soil so that the bugs and their eggs don't fall on the soil and later reinfest the plant. bugs thrive on damp soil. so a little raking of the top soil will loosen the soil and dry up the extra moisture. avoid spraying when it's too hot. early morning or evening is the right time to spray. and last but not the least ,just give a light spray on the healthy plants too,just to be on the safe side. neem oil is safe for the plants as well us. Happy debugging!:)
     
  7. Thanana

    Thanana Senior IL'ite

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    Shanthi and Raji,

    Thank you for your suggestions.

    I sprayed neem oil + dishwashing liquid + water mixture today morning.

    Let you know the results soon.
     
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    Jayanthisridhar Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks for the suggestion. My plants too face similar issues and will try the same
     
  9. Padhmu

    Padhmu IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi all,

    We too have the same problem in our papaya tree. Someone suggest us to grind a handful of green chillies, ginger and garlic and spray it on the leaves. Natural pesticide. We did it and with heavy heart, we cut all the leaves and papaya. Let us see the effort after ten days.
     
  10. SrividyaNKumar

    SrividyaNKumar Silver IL'ite

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    Just a small suggestion. Hosing the plant with garden hose will help. Basicallygive a shower to your plants once a while. I do it every 2 weeks or so.. Hope this helps.
     

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