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Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Prevention and Treatment

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly

Are you noticing white spirals or a black sticky substance on your palm trees or shrubs?

Rugose spiraling whiteflies may be to blame! The effects of these landscape pests can be spotted all across Southwest Florida, on just about any of our most common palms, trees and shrubs. It's begins with white, fuzzy patches on your plants, followed by a black, sooty mold that covers the leaves, trunk and anything surrounding it. This dark, sticky substance interferes with photosynthesis on your plants and, if excessive, can cause early leaf drop.

The good news is that once we have treated your trees and landscape, you can rest assured that within a few days to a couple of weeks the infestation is controlled and your trees can begin to heal. Because of the long lasting systemic product Larue uses, your tree will also be protected from future infestations.

We first treat the base of each palm or tree with a systemic insecticide which is taken up into the vascular system of the tree. Because these insects are literally sucking the liquid out of the leaves, they will receive a lethal dose of the product. In addition, a foliar application will be performed to reduce the current adult populations on the trees. 


Our Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Treatment Program is a twice a year service that provides control over your current infestation, as well as protection for the rest of your landscape against future outbreaks, for 6 months at a time.


Systemic insecticide is the only way to ensure long-lasting control while reducing the need to constantly spray. Spiraling whiteflies will be present in your neighborhood and they will try to re-infest your treated palms, but you can rest assured that Larue will stop them in their tracks for 6 months after treatment.

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