Re: [gardeners] Soap to kill mites

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 07:40:33 -0700

White flies are white flies. Mites are tiny spiders you probably won't see 
unless you tap a branch over a sheet of white paper.  You'll have to spray 
about once every four or five days to control the white flies. I'd use soap 
spray (you can buy Safer's soap spray at a garden center).  I don't 
understand your last sentence. Did you prune your plant when they're trying 
to cope with an insect invasion? Margaret L

At 05:50 PM 2/20/01 -0500, you wrote:
>My Habaneros came into the house to winter w/ me. They have developed white
>flies (mites)?
>Cindy said kill'em with 50/50 alcohol/ water. I remember the soap solution
>(no bact. no fragrance, cheap)
>Feed back??
>BTW | awesome, cut back to green wood and they are jammin, (sans the flies
>as they deplete the leaves)