Place sticky pads near plants to trap whiteflies before they can land. If you already have a whitefly infestation, try spraying the leaves of plants with a high-pressure hose to physically remove the insects and their eggs. Insecticidal sprays may also help to eradicate whiteflies.
Accordingly, what are the little white specks on my plants?
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease. It usually appears in winter on plant leaves and flowers. Signs of the disease first appear as small, white spots that quickly grow and merge. … Unlike dust, however, simply wiping off the substance is not enough to help an affected plant.
Keeping this in consideration, how do I protect my plants from white bugs?
What does a spider mite look like?
Spider mites look like minuscule white, red, tan, or black spiders. Spider mites are only about 1 mm long, so noticing them on plants is challenging. You probably see the telltale spider mite sign—webbing—before spotting the mites. You might only notice these tiny “bugs” if an infestation is large.
How do you treat white spots on leaves?
Use vinegar. Vinegar is a proven method for destroying mold and eliminating pesky white spots from your plants. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a quart of water, and spray onto your infected leaves and stems. Repeat every few days until all traces of mold are gone.
How do you get rid of spider mites on houseplants?
Washing plant foliage using a soft cloth or a forceful spray of lukewarm water can help reduce the spider mite population if done repeatedly. Other control options include treating plants with an insecticide containing permethrin or pyrethrin. Insecticidal soap and horticultural oil are also effective.