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EBXCustServ

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Insect Netting
« on: March 08, 2019, 02:05:32 pm »
Does anyone have feedback on the use of the Insect Net? A customer inquired as to the hindering of White Flies to her plants.
We have one Review on the Netting page of our website already, but if I could obtain more information from our EarthBox gardeners' personal observations, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Insect Netting
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 10:12:31 am »
was just reseaching this topic, was hoping their would be input here....  last year was my first time using the grow boxes and was so disappointed that I did not get to eat any of my broccoli! 

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Re: Insect Netting
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 09:20:36 pm »
Insect netting is ineffective against whiteflies.   It's best to not plant densely. Hort oils, safer soap and daily spraying with water can help.
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Re: Insect Netting
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 11:48:12 am »
White flies are attracted to the color yellow. There are products out there that are white fly sticky traps. Follow the directions on the box the traps come in. The adults fly over and get stuck. Note the recommendations regarding the placement of the traps relative to the infested plants. The traps help knock the adult population down and then wash down the plants with a jet of water and once that dries, spray with insecticidal soap....read the directions on that too, especially the details regarding coverage and timing of applications (timing regarding outside temperatures AND frequency of applications due to the life cycle of the pest).

Netting would only help if you were sure there weren't already any whiteflies already on the plants, the net would just protect them inside the net!