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White Flies in Florida

Although the one that has been recently making a mess in the landscapes of the Treasure Coast is the Rugose or Spiraling Whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus, there are actually over 75 types of Whiteflies found in Florida! The Fig or Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, is a pest only on ficus trees and shrubs and has had a significant impact on South Florida landscapes. It is important to have an accurate ID of which type of insect for effective control. See the links below or visit your local extension office for more information.

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