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The Whitefly Invasion of S. Fla- Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Company

An overview and best practices guide to identifying, treating and preventing different species of whitefly from attacking your landscape investment.

Matt Hudson

on 11 February 2013

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Transcript of The Whitefly Invasion of S. Fla- Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Company

Systemic Insecticide Preventative Treatments Step 1- Know The Problem Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Where To Look: Apply in early spring before temperatures rise for best results Drenching: The Whitefly Invasion
of South Florida 3 Most Problematic S. Fla Whitefly Species
Ficus Whitefly
Rugose Spiraling Whitefly
Bondar's Nesting Whitefly Best Practices Guide Water thoroughly for 2 weeks to help plant absorb the insecticide. To help Prevent, Identify & Control the South Fla. Whitefly from causing damage to your landscape investment. Ficus Whitefly:
Ficus benjamina "Weeping Fig"
Banyan Trees What To Look For: Yellowing / Dropping Leaves Underside of Leaves: White Specs Where To Look: Broad Range of Host Plants From Palms to Woody Ornamentals & Fruit Trees What To Look For: Spiraling White Waxy Material Under Leaves Sooty Mold Bondar's Nesting Whitefly Where To Look: Ficus, Eugenia, Hibiscus, Coconuts, Citrus What To Look For: Underside of leaves white specs Sooty Mold Step 2- Take Inventory Do you have Whitefly? What Species? How much infestation do you have? Step 3- Develop A Plan of Action Preventative Treatment
Post Infestation Treatment? Apply systemic insecticide to base of plant material Post Infestation Treatment Options: Encourage Natural Predators Drenching with Systemic Insecticide Granular Application of Systemic At Base Trunk Spray Systemic Injection Into Plant Foliar Insecticide Application Trunk Injections: Injections of Insecticides into trunk of plant material *by professionals only *It's best to consult a landscape or pest control professional for post infestation treatment options. To Schedule A Complimentary
Whitefly Consultation: Contact: 561.203.1086 Common Host Plants in South Florida Ficus
Gumbo Limbo
Coconut Palm
'White' Bird of Paradise
Adonidia Palm
Black Olive
Areca Palm
Sabal Palm
........and the list continues to grow Treatment Pricing: Degree of infestation
Size & type of plant materials to be treated
Site conditions; such as access
Number of treatments required Prices will vary depending on:
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