Fighting Pests: Fuchsia Defense
White flies are tiny insect creatures that resemble both a white moth and a fly. They can be identified by the white “cloud” of bugs that flies around when you touch or approach your plant. They leave a gooey substance on the surfaces of your fuchsia, which turns the leaves black as they decay from the chemical composition of the sticky residue. You can try treating white flies just like aphids, or you can again resort to chemical pesticides. However, if you’re looking for a more eco-friendly way to deal with a white fly infestation, you could try introducing parasitic wasps to your garden. They will eat the white fly nymphs, or larvae, which will eventually kill off the white fly population. Don’t use pesticides after introducing the parasitic wasps to your fuchsia plants because you’ll probably kill off your wasps before they have the chance to get rid of your white fly population.