One of the worst things that could happen to your garden is a whitefly infestation. Although more than 1,000 types of whiteflies are out there, these insects tend to breed in large numbers and they attach themselves on the undersides of the leaves. They can cause damage to plants by sucking the life right out of them to the point you’ll need some serious whitefly control West Palm Beach. In the meantime, you can apply these natural methods to get rid of whiteflies.
This method is one of the most effective things you can do as soon as you detect an infestation. Suck the whitefly larvae, nymphs, and adults from the undersides of the foliage with the use of a hand vacuum. Next, trade out the vacuum bag that’s full of whiteflies and place it in an airtight plastic bag. In order to kill the whiteflies, place the bag in the freezer for 1 day before disposing of its contents in the trash bin.
Another great way to rein in the whitefly infestation is to introduce a natural predator into your garden. However, it’s important to note that unless you bring in the right predator for the specific type of whitefly species you’re dealing with, this method won’t be effective. Before you act, you’ll need to do some research. Among the common natural predators are minute pirate bugs, wasps, damsel bugs, big-eyed bugs, lady beetles, green lacewings, and ladybugs.
You can stop an infestation dead on its tracks by trimming away the diseased leaves and branches with the use of garden clippers. However, make sure that you won’t be killing the plant. You can burn the diseases leaves or place them in airtight bags.
It would take a trusted pest control specialist to remove a whitefly infestation that has already taken root. Call O’Hara Pest Control to schedule an inspection!