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Pest Control Review

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • A relatively new pest was reported attacking ficus trees and hedges in South Florida
  • Also known as the Ficus Whitefly and new continental United States record
  • Small, winged insects that belong to the insect order Hemiptera, which also includes aphids, scales, and mealybugs
  • Typically feed on the underside of leaves with their needle-like mouthparts
  • Can seriously injure host plants by sucking juices from them causing wilting, yellowing, stunting, leaf drop, or even death

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Special Offers

Special Offers

Hulett offers a wide array of home pest control and lawn care services. There is no better time than now to obtain Hulett's exclusive " no smelly sprays" services at a discount. See below for discount plans available in your neighborhood. Just Call Hulett.

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Preventaive Pest Tips

Preventative Pest Tips

Monitor your ficus plants for early signs of an infestation because it will be easier to manage the pest before it builds to high populations and causes major damage. Also, if infested trees or hedges are trimmed, either leave the clippings on the property or if removing, bag the clippings to reduce the chance of spreading the insects. If clippings are being transported in a truck, be sure to either bag them or cover these clippings with a tarp.

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