Do You Have Spiraling Whitefly?
The spiraling whitefly is easily identified by the unique spiral white patterns they make on the underside of the leaves of an infected plant. This coats the eggs and immature whiteflies. If populations build-up greatly, infested plants can become covered with the white, waxy substance. This can sometimes become weakened and also be disfigured by the black sooty mold that grows on the insect's excrement (referred to as honeydew). The sticky honeydew can accumulate on cars, pool decks and patio furniture from infested trees overhead. Like their close relative, the fig ficus Whitefly, they are easily spread from plant to plant by wind patterns. However, unlike the fig ficus whitefly, they do not cause the infected tree's leaves to rapidly fall off. If left untreated, the tree's leaves will turn black and leave the sooty mold on nearby building structures, surfaceas and cars; as well as continue to infect other healthy nearby trees
Honeydew does not damage paint. Once the insect is under control, the sooty mold and honeydew will disappear.