The initial service may require 2 to 3 treatment applications that are 14 days apart. Additional treatments are charged per application.
A regular scheduled maintenance program helps prevent whitefly infestations.
Whitefly Control Preparation
Some plant preparation should be done before a service to ensure a successful treatment.
Get Rid of Whiteflies
Corky’s Whitefly Control Service is designed specifically for Southern California properties, taking into consideration, property landscaping, weather, and seasonality of infestations. Whiteflies are a destructive plant pest and are vectors of a multitude of ornamental and crop plant diseases. Most importantly, they are a major food source for ants, spiders and other insects. That’s why Corky’s Ultimate Pest Control Service also includes treatment to many of the migrating whitefly harborage areas such as ornamental plants, small trees including citrus and fruit trees and landscape shrubs.
HOW CORKY’S WHITEFLY TREATMENTS WORK
Each property is unique and deserves the most uniquely devised treatment plan possible to control whitefly. We provide customized treatments focused on the whiteflies’ most desired plantings and harborage areas unique to your property. Here’s an overview of what our whitefly services include.
Inspection: We perform a thorough inspection to determine the treatable plantings, the extent of the infestation and the number and timing of treatment applications needed to accomplish a successful service.
Landscape Treatment: Botanical or low-impact treatment products for the control of whiteflies are sprayed under the leaves of landscape plantings, targeting the aphids’ harborage areas. This initial service may consist of 2 to 3 treatment applications (or more depending on the severity of the infestation), scheduled 14 days apart. Additional treatments are charged per application.
Recommendations: Your technician will make recommendations as to measures that will promote successful control of these pests on your property. The most important of which is to keep your plantings healthy. Stressed, sick and dying plants attract whitefly. The following should be accomplished before any service is performed to ensure a successful treatment. Other recommendations, to get rid of whiteflies specific to your property may be made at the time of service.
- Prune infested branches and leaves.
- Give your plants a bath. Spray them with water, this knocks off a lot of the whitefly (which, by the way, cannot climb back up onto the plants) and removes honeydew that attracts other insects.
- Cut areas of tall grass and remove leaf litter from under trees and plants.
- Keep your plants healthy. Healthy plants naturally repel insects whereas sickly or stressed ones will attract them.
Experts agree that the efforts to eliminate whiteflies will most likely be only about 70% effective. It is our commitment to provide timely and effect control for our customers, but without a regularly scheduled maintenance program, infestations are sure to reoccur, since whitefly migrate (fly in) from neighboring properties.
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