The Spiraling White Fly and Ficus White Fly are only two of over 70 species of white fly. Here are photos of white flies and the damage they cause. Ladybugs eat white flies and their larvae. We cannot end this plague. White Flies are a permanent pest for all of us. However we can manage the white fly population to keep them under control for the betterment of our community.
All species of white fly are destructive to foliage. The infestations are damaging but not fatal to the trees and shrubs. The white fly infestations make a mess on cars, roofs and fences but it can be washed off without permanent damage when handled promptly.