Vaseline Sticky Trap
This is great for flying insects. It does work for whiteflies. It will not remove an entire infestation but it does reduce their numbers.
- 4" X 8" plastic card or realistically something yellow. (poke a hole in one end)
- Yellow spray paint. It needs to be water proof.
- Vaseline or similiar. It is the sticky.
- Sticks or similiar
If it isn't yellow then you have spray paint it.
Cover your rectangle with vaseline on both sides. Be liberal. It is the sticky part of the sticky trap.
To mount it, you can tie a string to it and tie the card to a stick. It should hang just above the plants. This way the wind won't blow it into the plants. If you place it to the plant's side, the wind could blow it into the vegetable plant and it will stick to the leaves. Don't worry if it sticks to the stick. This isn't a pretty trap.
If you have a long row, you can put stakes at the beginning and end of your row and tie a string tightly between the stakes above your plants. Tie the traps to the strings so that they hang just above your plants.
Leave it there. The vaseline won't dry. You can change them when needed but they will last a very long time.