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The Whitefly in South Florida:
Choosing the Right Pest Control Company for Diagnosis and Treatment

If you’re a homeowner or other property owner who hopes to avoid an infestation by the dreaded whitefly and the potential devastation and high expense that comes with it, choosing the right pest control companyin Naples/Marco Island/ Bonita Springs/Fort Myers/Cape Coral is crucial for proper diagnosis, treatment and prevention of future problems.


Whitefly infestations have been spotted throughout the South Florida region, infesting many common palms and a wide variety of trees indigent to the area. When the whitefly comes to your neighborhood, it won’t be long before it begins to attack your landscape.


Whitefly diagnosis

Identifying a whitefly infestation is fairly easy once it reaches the later stages when a cloud of insects can be seen rising from foliage when moved or brushed up against. The leaves may be yellow and become coated with a sticky substance with a black sooty mold eventually developing as well. The feeding insects draw nutrients from the plant, resulting in poor growth and eventual defoliation, often times leading to death.


Trained pest control experts are often able to identify a whitefly problem sooner than most, making the problem easier to deal with and often saving plants and trees, making periodic inspections one of the best options for preventing or stopping whitefly infestations in their tracks.

How to choose the right pest control company

Choosing a reputable pest control company is crucial in resolving a problem or preventing one from occurring in the first place. Create a short list of professional exterminators by speaking with family, neighbors or co-workers or by contacting the National Pest Management Association.


It’s important to choose companies or professionals who have the proper credentials, including licensing. By checking with the Department of Agriculture you can verify the business’ license status. The firm should also have liability insurance to cover the rare chance of damage during treatment.


While the right company should provide the best value, that doesn’t mean a bottom of the barrel price. Any company who offers a deal that sounds too good to be true, probably is. If you choose the lowest bid, there is a good chance that you’ll end up with a problem that is worse than it originally was – and you’ll pay twice for the privilege.


Doing your due diligence and selecting a company like Bug FreeServices coming with an outstanding reputation and willing to design a problem meeting your specific needs, will immensely increase your odds of successfully finding the right pest control company in South Florida you can work with for many years to come.