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White Flies

White Flies

White Flies

 Bemisia tabaci Biotype B

Color: Snow-white

Size: less than 1/8 inch long.

Whiteflies have an insatiable hunger for plant sap and will suck as much of it as they can from the host plant.

Feeding damage by both the nymphs and adults results in the accumulation of honeydew on the leaves and the subsequent growth of sooty black as well as other molds. Other forms of damage include the removal of plant sap; vine, leaf and plant breakdown; chlorotic spots; yellowing; leaf shedding; and abnormalities of fruiting structures.

  • When purchasing new plants, inspect both the upper & lower surfaces.
  • Whitefly problems and damage can be reduced if the plants are kept as healthy as possible, which means that you need to regularly feed and water the plants.
  • Controlling whiteflies in the garden become difficult without the help from their natural predators, therefore, making sure that the area is good for their predators is important. Whitefly predators include:

•Green Lacewings (Chrysopa spp.)
•Pirate Bugs
•Big-eyed Bugs
•Ladybugs

Using these beneficial insects is the best way to kill whiteflies.

  • Use of reflective surfaces, like foil or discarded CDs, around the plants. This can have a repelling effect on the whiteflies and may keep them off the plant.

Whiteflies are attracted to the yellow color of sticky traps. For best results, hang or place the cards close to the top of the plant. Doors, vents and other openings where whiteflies can enter.

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Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label directions for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment. , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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