- Posted by Haggerty Services
- On April 22, 2019
- Spraying, White Fly, whiteflies
White flies damage trees, bushes, plants at an alarming rate.
There are over 75 different species of whitefly in Florida alone. The most common species of whitefly that causes the most damage for landscapers are the ficus whitefly and rugose spiraling whitefly.
Worried your property is infected? Don’t wait for defoliation to happen. Look for clusters of white spirals and white, waxy substance buildup on the underside of leaves; if so, your property may be at risk for whitefly infestation.
Whiteflies invade in colonies and typically affect vegetable garden and ornamental plants and trees. You will notice when a plant has been infested by its yellow leaves and disfiguration. This damage is caused by the feeding of whiteflies on the plant’s cells. Look for dark mold on the leaves, as these are caused by whitefly excrement.
Inspect areas of your property’s plants and trees that have new growth, as these are breeding grounds for whiteflies. Older plants may also require regular treatments, as they are most prone to be affected by larvae and pupae infestation, particular on the lower leaves.
Regular whitefly treatments are important in order to protect the leaves of your plants and property.
How can Haggerty Services Help Control
White Fly in Your South Florida Yard?
We offer Effective & Eco-Friendly Whitefly Treatment
The No-Drill Injection Solution
When you call Haggerty Pest Service, we’ll provide you with an effective and eco-friendly method for treating whitefly. This safe and eco-friendly whitefly removal is perfect for treating homes, condominiums, country clubs, golf courses, office and industrial complexes, retail properties, and more.
Advantages of the Direct Injection Method:
- No spraying. We’ll provide you with peace of mind knowing that chemical drift concerns are eliminated.
- Does not damage plants or leave open wounds or holes in trees and leaves.
- Less invasive application; chemical is applied directly into the plant’s vascular system.
- Environmentally responsible; people, pet, and plant-friendly treatment that provides quick and manageable control.
Most treatment is done with a liquid application done by drenching the root system with a long-lasting residual product that includes a liquid fertilizer to boost the nutrient needs of the plant. Some trees are treated with a direct injection into the vascular system of the tree but smaller trees, hedges, bushes are done by root drenching and foliage spraying. If there is a sever infestation we will spray the foliage for a quick knock-down of whiteflies on the plant or tree.