white flies on grapes vines and leaves
Gardeners - Need some advice!
I've had grape vines that each year grow larger, grander, and produce more fruit. Last year, a white fly type insect (very small) began living on my vines. The nursery told me to use pesticide, but only after harvesting my grapes, so, I kept on fertilizing, and growing through the summer - grapes were fine, regardless of the pests. But there were zillions. Then, after harvest, I used pesticide to eradicate, but was never able to.
Fast forward to this year - without the leaves over winter, it looked like the flies were wiped out. But, now as its in high speed growth mode, I see little clear egg shapes on the vines, and the flies seem to be coming back.
Does anyone know what I should do? I want to eat the grapes that will come later in the season (have 16 clumps forming already). But want these flies dead.
Last year Home Depot had bags of Ladybugs - perhaps buying several of those and letting them loose? I don't know if they have them this year...
Thoughts, Suggestions??? Thanks!