Begonias
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insects on begonias

koelscg1 added on May 27, 2012 | Answered

Am seeing webs on my begonias. What is the safest remedy to get rid of these?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 28, 2012

Neem oil is effective against these pests as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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theficuswrangler
Answered on May 28, 2012

Webbing usually indicates spider mites. If you hold a piece of white paper under the webbed leaf and tap or shake the leaf, you should see tiny (the size of a period at the end of a sentence) reddish bugs fall off. You don't say if your begonia is inside or out. Inside, safest thing is to wash off the webbing and mites with a soap solution - 1 tsp mild dish liquid in spray bottle of water. Spray especially the undersides of the leaves, until the plant is dripping. Repeat treatment weekly for 1 month. Outside, use a hose to wash off as many bugs as possible,every day if you can; or you can use the soap solution as above.

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