Rugose Spiraling Whitefly

How To Treat Whitefly On Palm Trees The Guaranteed Pest Control Way

Starting as white fuzzy patches that soon become a black, sticky mold substance that can cover leaves and trunks of palms and hardwood trees, rugose spiraling whitefly infestations are being identified by gardeners and landscapers all throughout South Florida right now. Unlike other species of whitefly, aleurodicus rugioperculatus (RSW) is not native to the United States. Though at this time the rugose spiraling whitefly is found only in the state of Florida, it is certain to spread to neighboring states as these insects, like with many invasive pests, multiply rapidly and seem to thrive on a wide variety of common tree and shrub species.

If you’re noticing the telltale signs of rugose spiraling whiteflies on your palm trees, shrubs, or hardwoods, contact the specialists at Guaranteed Pest Control. We have a unique and time-proven method for getting these pesky, messy insects off your trees!

Our Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Treatments include:

  • Onsite Consultation – We will send out an experienced technician to inspect your landscape for evidence of a rugose spiraling whitefly infestation or to assess the current level of infestation in your palms, trees or shrubs.
  • Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Plan – At Guaranteed Pest Control, we have developed a tried and true method for saving your palm trees and shrubs from these pests. Once we have treated your trees, you can expect to see a noticeable improvement within a few days to a week, and the treatment will continue to prevent future RSW infestations for the next 6 months.
  • Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Treatment Application – Our treatment process does not require any holes drilled into the tree. We will apply a Safari insecticide via the Safari Basal Trunk Spray along the lower 5 feet of the trunk of affected trees. This product is absorbed directly through the bark of the tree. From there, it is delivered via the xylem into the fronds or branches, providing complete elimination of this insect for an extended period of time.

Thanks to our long-lasting and unique treatment solution, your palm trees and shrubs can be saved from the rugose spiraling whitefly. Call 954-584-5325 or complete the form below to schedule an onsite consultation.