The Gumbo Limbo Spiraling Whitefly is a newer pest in our area. It was first noticed in South Florida, but has made its way north over the last couple of years.
According to the University of Florida IFAS Extension, the whitefly is a large, slow moving insect. Because it is a new pest, there is a good chance they will reach very high populations. They are capable of infesting a wide range of la ... read more
Texas Phoenix Palm Decline
According to the University of Florida IFAS Extension Article #PP243, Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD) is a new and rapidly spreading disease; especially prevalent in the Manatee County area. TPPD is a fatal, systemic disease that kills palms quickly. The disease is caused by an uncultured bacterium that has no cell wall - a phytoplasma. The TPPD bacteria is spread ... read more