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While the whitefly may not cause death or severe dieback like the ficus whitefly, it affects palm trees and plants in other ways. Its most noticeable symptom is its appearance of white spirals and a build-up of a white, waxy substance on the underside of the leaves. If populations increase and infested plants can become completed covered with the white waxy substance. The palm tree can then become weakened and also disfigured by the black sooty mold that grows on the insect’s excrement (referred to as honeydew).
The sticky honeydew can accumulate on cars, boats, pool decks and patio furniture from infested trees overhead and become extremely messy. Once the insect is under control, the sooty mold and honeydew will eventually disappear. You can protect your palm trees with our safe and effective Whitefly Extermination. Our lawn pest control exterminators are trained to handle any level of infestation.
Whitefly infestations leave behind obvious signs to recognize their presence. They suck the juice from leaves, causing them to wilt, yellow in color, and in some cases, death. If the whitefly infestation grows large enough, they build up a black sooty mold, referred to as honeydew. This can build up on objects in the surrounding area. If you notice any of these symptoms on your trees, contact our professional exterminators today. We'll eliminate the whitefly population and restore your trees and shrubbery back to health.
Some of our competitors actually damage and weaken the tree by drilling holes in it. Not at Tony’s Pest Control. Our whitefly exterminators use an advanced method that gets right to the root, preserving the health and beauty of the tree. We also fertilize the palm tree at no extra charge. Trust Tony’s Pest Control for whitefly extermination and prevention.
Recently, a new pest was reported attacking ficus hedges and ficus trees in Lee County, Florida. The pest was identified as the Ficus Whitefly, singhiella simplex. The images below show a severe leaf drop from the Ficus Whitefly and a leaf infested with the insect.
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