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Is it just me, or is there something about Spring that makes you really want to get out and enjoy your yard?

But it can be hard to relax and enjoy when your trees look like this…

12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard-Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Palm

This is the sixth of 12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Recently, we’ve discovered a new threat to the beauty of our tropical landscapes: the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly. This particular whitefly first appeared in Florida in 2009 and is believed to have arrived from Central America. The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly can attack a wide range of host plants — from gumbo limbos and cocoplums to live oaks, mangoes, and a variety of palms.

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Are Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies Destroying Your Landscape?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On September 5th

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Courtesy of Flickr user scott.zona)

You’re not alone! The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly is invading Sanibel, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and all of Southwest Florida. We’ve been receiving about two calls a day on this invasive pest and it’s steadily on the rise! Once this whitefly moves in to your neighborhood, it’s only a matter of time before they turn your plant leaves white and produce a sooty mold that can turn the leaves, trunk and anything under the tree black.

Originally they were called the Gumbo Limbo Spiraling Whiteflies because they were thought to only affect those trees, however it’s since been renamed Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies because we now know it can infest a growing number of southwest Florida’s most common plants and trees. Some of their preferred hosts are:

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