Gardening Articles: Health :: Houseplants
Controlling Whiteflies and Aphids (page 2 of 2)
by National Gardening Association Editors
Aphids can easily be removed from a plant by knocking them off with a stream of water from a hose. Once off, they tend not to climb back up.
To control small populations of whiteflies on houseplants, approach them in early morning and evening when they are most sluggish. Use a vacuum cleaner set on low suction to remove the whiteflies.
Photography by Suzanne DeJohn/National Gardening Association.