I live in Florida (pest capital of the world) have a 12 foot high, 150 foot long ficus hedge in my backyard that has Whitefly. I don't want to lose this hedge! Even though my two chickens are taking care of the pests in ground for me, they are a bit too short to be able to handle the pests taking over my hedge. It really needs to be treated. Does anyone know how to go about doing this without creating an "off limits" area for a year? I bought temporary fencing to keep my little foragers from hanging out in their favorite spot (under the hedge) thinking I would only need to keep them out of the area for a couple of weeks but I have read that some pest controls require a year's recovery after application before grazing and foraging animals can have access. It's a huge hedge so soaping it every few days seems not very feasible, plus my neighbor's hedge looks like they have had the Whitefly problem way longer than us and they aren't treating it. I am thinking treating ours with something "light" will probably just cause the infestation to recur. Does anyone know of a product we can use that will get rid of the Whitefly without taking out our chickens too?
Edited by rjandlily - 2/3/16 at 4:52pm