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Beginner Gardening: dahlias are being eaten by white flies

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Lacey, WA

June 28, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9184711

Good Morning,
Something is eating my dahlia leaves. I have looked for slugs but cannot find any in the pots or on the plant. But when I move the leaves around looking -very tiny white flies come flying out. Is this whatis causing my problem and if so what would be the best way to rid the plants of these. Pretty soon i will have the best looking line of potted "sticks" in the backyard.
Thank you for any help


Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9184812

Hi Oldhat. Whiteflies are "sapsuckers" and leave plant leaves with yellow mottling and sticky residue, but they do not eat leaves in the classic sense of the word. here is some info on whitefly control.

Here is some info on the common pests and diseases found with dahlias.
Lacey, WA

June 29, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9185988

Hi themoonhowl,
I want to thank you for your reply. I read the info links you kindly attached and will go out to find some of thePermethrin or Bifentherin mentioned.
Again thank you for your help.


Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9185999

You are most welcome. I hope they are of good use to you.

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