Asked on Jun 7, 2019

How to get rid of white flies?

Cheryl GillmanNancy TurnerKelli L. Milligan


I have small knat looking white flies all over my herbs. My rosemary especially is being decimated. There are small yellow spots on all the leaves. I have been using neem oil on plant and the ground, but it doesn't seem to help.

5 answers
  • Redcatcec
    on Jun 7, 2019

    Hi Michelle

  • Redcatcec
    on Jun 7, 2019

    Looks like my response did not get entered, try again and sorry about that.

    Another author had suggested basil as a companion plant to naturally repel pests.

    Best to you.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 7, 2019

    Visit your local nursery to get more information for your area and project . Good with free expert advice, plus sells the stuff you may need.

  • Nancy Turner
    on Jun 8, 2019

    Are they inside or outside? you could try repotting with fresh soil and clean out the pots real well with bleach water and follow with vinegar, let the vinegar sit for a few before you rinse it real well. Rinse off the leaves and roots gently in case they may have been breeding in the soil. Neem oil always worked for me, perhaps repotting your Rosemary and other herbs they are hanging out on will help. If it doesn't, I would do as Kelli suggested and check with a local trusted greenhouse, not a big box store and they may have just the solution for you.

  • Cheryl Gillman
    on Jun 11, 2019

    You could try Epsom salt dissolved in water, spray it all over your plants once every 2 weeks

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