Whitefly Treatments in South Florida
Regular whitefly treatments are important in order to protect the leaves of your plants from these pests. Whiteflies are soft-bodied, winged insects that easily blend with their surroundings. They are usually found in clusters on the undersides of leaves. The good news is that, despite the fact that they are easily camouflaged, they usually appear during daytime. That makes them relatively easy to spot. Whiteflies have the ability to reproduce throughout the year, particularly in areas with warmer climates such as South Florida.
If the leaves of your ficus and other plants are infested, then it is time to seek effective whitefly treatments from Command Pest Control. We ensure that the leaves of your plants always stay healthy and free of pests.
When do you need whitefly treatments?
You need to keep an eye out for plants that require whitefly treatments. Whiteflies – usually in colonies – typically affect vegetables, as well as ornamental plants and trees. You will know that your plant needs help if the leaves are yellow and disfigured. This damage is caused by the feeding of whiteflies on the plant’s cells. Watch out for dark, sooty mold on the leaves, too – these are caused by sticky honeydew secretions.
Make sure to inspect areas of plants that have new growth, as these are where adult whiteflies tend to feed and lay their eggs. Older plants may also require regular treatments, as they are most prone to suffer from a larvae and pupae infestation – particularly on the lower leaves. You must remove any leaves that have been affected to prevent the infestation from spreading.
Effective and natural whitefly treatments
One of the most effective – and most natural – ways to treat whiteflies includes introducing spiders, ladybirds, hoverfly, and lacewing larvae to catch and eat large numbers of adults. You can also use organic fatty acid and natural soap products to wash them off leaves. Yellow sticky traps can also be used.
If these home remedies do not work, Command Pest Control can solve your problem once and for all with professional whitefly treatments. Call (954) 943-0008 or complete the form to schedule a FREE inspection.