i have little white flies on my spearmint plants that are in containers on my terrace - how can i control them ?   i use the leaves for flavor in my water and in salads - is there any danger in drinking the water if i wash the leaves well first ?  i'm afraid to spray them with anything since they go into the water i drink and the food i eat - tx

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after the sun has almost gone down use 2 tablespoons dawn in 1 qt water and spray on & under leaves, again if it rains or you see them.  then when you need leaves cut them off and rinse in water with 1 teasp white vinegar..................
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thank you - i'm not clear about rinsing the cut leaves - is it in undiluted white vinegar ?  the message had "........." at the end and i didnt know if there was more to the message that i could not access or if that was the end of the answer - thanks very much

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