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Yellow sticky fly traps

artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

As a new owner of a greenhouse I became aware that white fly can be a major curse in the G/H. Yellow sticky fly traps were advised, went to various cheap places; ended up having to get them from B&Q at £4.98 for 5! If the greenhouse gets quite hot you have to change them quite frequently; it starts to get expensive. Online, I found American recipes for making your own involving stuff we can't get here (Tanglewood) Another recipe suggested coating yellow card with petroleum jelly (Vaseline). Has anyone had any success with this?


  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Never been plagued with whitefly in a greenhouse, outside yes. Those things catch a lot of useful insects, put it in the bin. Companion planting has done me fine for the past 10yrs the best deterrent for any unwanted beasties, organic and friendly too.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I agree with marshmello. I get a lot of tiny spiders in the GH which don't harm the plants but seem to keep the beastie population down.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Thank you bothimage

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