Why whiteflies are difficult to
are difficult to control because they can reproduce so quickly,
and their populations can skyrocket before you even realize
there is a problem. Pesticide applications will be the most
efficient way to control the problem. One way to help reduce the
amount of spraying you have to do is to cut the plant back by
about half. Dispose of the clippings, and then start making
insecticide applications to control the whiteflies on the
How to treat
horticultural oil and insecticidal soap are labeled to control
whiteflies on hibiscus indoors. It is best to move the plant
outdoors or into a garage before spraying it. You will need to
make repeated applications of insecticidal soap or ultrafine
horticultural oil to catch those whiteflies hatching from eggs.
These products have no residual effect once the spray has dried.