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by plantlady19 on March 02, 2005 08:20 PM
Ok! I'm tired of playing games with my pests. [Frown] I wanna hit em' where it hurts. [Mad] (Preferably their neural pathways...but lets not quibble) I have whiteflys, spidermites, and perhaps aphids on several of my indoor plants. [Eek!] 4 ferns and 2 cast-iron plants are being effected, to be exact. I don't have children or indoor pets to take into account, so if anyone has a suggestion as to which hard core pesticide works best, I would really appreciate it. [thumb] Thanks! [Smile]

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by Longy on March 05, 2005 10:17 PM
I reckon a bit of pyrethrum with a dash of whiteoil will take care of most of 'em. Maybe the spidermite won't care too much. A blast of water works too. Maybe your plants are too lush from a high nitrogen fertiliser which is making them easy prey for the bugs. A dash of liquid potash in the next liquid fert you give them may toughen the leaves and make them less palatable to the pests. Prevention rather than cure?

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