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FICUS INFECTED WITH WHITE FLY

" Boca Woods Country Club, located in Boca Raton FL, highly recommends Nick Felicione Inc., for maintenance of ficus trees and hedges as well as medjool palms. We began doing business with them over 2 years ago and since then our property has never looked as good as it does now. Theiremployees show knowledge and professionalism in the field and are a pleasure to work with. "    

              ~Jason Sprankle, Director of Golf Course Maintenance

Whiteflies are small hemipterans that typically feed on the undersides of plant leaves. In the tropics and subtropics, whiteflies have become one of the most serious crop protection problems.


Currently, the most problematic strains in South Florida are the Ficus Whitefly and the Spiral Whitefly, which attack many of the common trees and plants in our area.


Whiteflies carry and spread disease. They feed on the plants, thereby introducing their toxic saliva while depleting vital nutrients. Since whiteflies congregate in large numbers, susceptible plants can be quickly overwhelmed.


Further harm is done by mold growth, resulting from the honeydew that whiteflies secrete.


A combination of fertilizer and a systemic chemical is specifically mixed together based on the condition of the individual plant at the time of service. This treatment is applied by soaking the trunk and root ball of the tree with the correct amount of solution in order to effectively eliminate the problem.


A foliar spray is applied to treat (hot spots) or to achieve a quick knock down when a tree has a severe infestation.


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