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Pease help mt virginia creeper


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wendy06-Aug-01 11:46 PM EST 3a   
wendy07-Aug-01 12:03 AM EST 3a   
Bill07-Aug-01 01:21 AM EST 2   
Wendy07-Aug-01 09:41 PM EST 3a   
Cris10-Aug-01 10:42 AM EST   
Brian @ P&P Plants10-Aug-01 10:09 PM EST 3   
becky lemay30-Aug-01 11:25 PM EST 3a   
Alex31-Aug-01 11:07 PM EST   


Subject: Please help my virginia creeper
From: wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 06-Aug-01 11:46 PM EST

My cousin who lives in Kelona is having trouble with a white bug eating her virginia creeper. Can anyone tell me what she can do to get rid of this bug. It is ruining her display. She does not like using pesticides. Thanks, Wendy


Subject: Please help my virginia creeper
From: wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 07-Aug-01 12:03 AM EST

My cousin who lives in Kelona is having trouble with a white bug eating her virginia creeper. Can anyone tell me what she can do to get rid of this bug. It is ruining her display. She does not like using pesticides. Thanks, Wendy


Subject: RE: Pease help mt virginia creeper
From: Bill
Zone: 2
Date: 07-Aug-01 01:21 AM EST

Wendy, is the culprit a bug or a fast moving insect (sort of like a large white fly) that jumps when distrubed?


Subject: RE: Pease help mt virginia creeper
From: Wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 07-Aug-01 09:41 PM EST

Gee Bill now that you ask I can not be sure. I know that when she moved it to show me the damage, I saw a lot of white bugs in the air. What do you think it might be? I do not seem to have that problem in Edmonton.....must be too cold Ha Ha.


Subject: RE: Pease help mt virginia creeper
From: Cris
Zone:
Date: 10-Aug-01 10:42 AM EST

I have the same problem with my virginia creeper every year at about this time. Lots of white fly like critters flying around the plant especially when disturbed. I spray with " Ambush" that you can buy from your nursery. Proper dilution is on the bottle. Spray when they are not active like early morning. Keep it up until you can not observe any more flying insects and the leaves will be as green and healthy as in the spring.


Subject: RE: Pease help mt virginia creeper
From: Brian @ P&P Plants
Zone: 3
Date: 10-Aug-01 10:09 PM EST

The insect is The Virginia Creeper White Leaf Hopper. It can be controlled with Malthion, but it takes several sprayings as you have to kill off each of the hatches of eggs. Two years ago I had all of the moisture sucked out of my leaves by a combination of them and Aphids. I collected Ladybugs and placed them on the Virginia Creepers, Las year I had lots of Lady Bugs, few Aphids and No White Leaf Hopper. When ever you find a ladybug, move it to the Virginia Creeper, this year will be a loss, but as long as there is food for the Lady Bugs, they will stay and do their work.


Subject: RE: Pease help mt virginia creeper
From: becky lemay
Zone: 3a
Date: 30-Aug-01 11:25 PM EST

Help! Many leaves on my Virgina Creepers are curling up. There is no color discoloration and I have sprayed the leaf-hoppers so there there are no apparant insects. Several leaves have bulges in the centre but other than these symptons they look great (lol) Two creepers are 2 seasons, two are first year. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Subject: RE: Pease help mt virginia creeper
From: Alex
Zone:
Date: 31-Aug-01 11:07 PM EST

My V. Creeper (in Edmonton) also has white bugs all over it this year. A cloud of these things would appear if the plant was touched. I could also hear them moving -there were so many - a light crackling sound. I'm not keen on strong chemicals. I mixed a few drops of dish soap into a spray bottle filled with water. I sprayed lighly when the sun was not on the creeper (mainly behind the leaves). Also, when watering the garden I would give the leaves a good swoosh with the hose. This has not obliterated the colonies but is has certainly reduced the numbers by far. My plant looks happier and I suppose the remaining bugs will supply food for other beings (Like the huge spider that built his/her home by the V.creeper. But that's another story).


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