Are whiteflies invading your greenery? O’Hara Pest Control specializes in thorough and effective whitefly control. We are committed to providing you with the best whitefly control methods to keep your greenery healthy and looking beautiful Our goal is to reduce the number of whiteflies as soon as possible so you can have peace of mind. Contact us today to get started!
Whiteflies are tiny flying insects that are most commonly found on indoor plants and in greenhouses. You can typically find them on the underside of leaves and can become a nuisance because they are resistant to most fertilizers and can seriously harm plants by extracting juices from them. Their feeding habits cause leaves to yellow, shrivel, and mold to appear.
We use several different methods aimed to prevent or eradicate whitefly populations from your home:
Yellow sticky traps
Whiteflies often come in pre-purchased plants as those are often kept in greenhouse conditions that are perfectly suited for their procreation. They also tend to be most prevalent in the spring as they come from the outdoors, leaving behind their winter hiding places to plague fruit plants a world over.
Attracting the right type of insect and regular pruning can go a long way in preventing whiteflies from settling in your garden. Introducing flowering plants to your yard will attract beneficial insects like spiders or ladybugs which are natural predators of the whitefly. Regularly checking the underside of leaves will also help catch the problem before it gets out of hand.
Whiteflies are warm-weather insects most commonly appearing in mind-to-late summer. This affinity to warmth makes them particularly problematic in greenhouses. Whiteflies are attracted to vegetable and fruit plants including tomatoes, eggplants, sweet potato, and okra.
The frequency of whitefly treatment depends on the size of the colony and of the affected property. For large, widespread infestations several treatments might be necessary whereas, for small-scale swarms, a single treatment can do the trick.
The safety of whitefly control depends on the type of treatment you choose. Synthetic chemical treatments can be hazardous if ingested. However, organic insecticides have proven to be safe for pets and kids alike.
The cost for whitefly control in West Palm Beach varies on how often it’s needed and how large of an area needs to be treated. If you’re looking for a quote, please contact us today!