How can I best rid my tropical hibiscus tree of white flies?

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  • Kmv32308340 Kmv32308340 on Jan 03, 2018
    I had that problem for years! Systemic method worked best, but finally gave up. Spent more money trying to keep them off and could‘ve bought many new ones. As hard as it was...gave my beautiful braided hibiscus tree the boot.

    • Jeanette Jeanette on Jan 04, 2018
      Oh, sorry to hear that. I'll check with the garden center for a systemic and keep my fingers crossed - thanks

  • Dolly Dolly on Jan 04, 2018
    Dawn mixed into soapy water. Put in a spayer and all bugs run away. Especially good on fruit and vegetable plants

    • Jeanette Jeanette on Jan 04, 2018
      Where do the bugs run to? other plants? I'm going to try this mixture when I put the plant back outside this summer. Dawn is amazing!

  • Rebecca Scafe Theriault Rebecca Scafe Theriault on Jan 04, 2018
    70% rubbing alcohol sprayed on the plant AND the soil should do the trick.

    • Jeanette Jeanette on Jan 04, 2018
      I definitely will try this. I have 90% alcohol that I mix with essential oils to repel mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, etc., so this method makes sense! thanks