White Fly Questions

Simplot Hawaii features a broad range of contemporary and traditional horticulture related products, strategic warehouse locations on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii, timely deliveries and knowledgeable staff that offers impeccable customer service.

The ability of the whitefly to carry and spread disease is the most important negative impact they have on the plants they infest. In the tropics and subtropics (including Hawaii), whiteflies have become one of the most serious crop protection problems. Economic losses are estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. While several species of whitefly cause plant death and disfigurement through direct feeding, other species complex, or group of are important in the transmission of plant diseases.

Whiteflies feed by tapping into the phloem of plants, exposing plants to the whiteflies’ toxic saliva and decreasing the plant’s overall turgor pressure. The damage is quickly elevated as whiteflies congregate in large numbers, quickly overwhelming susceptible plants. Damage is further exacerbated as whiteflies, like aphids, excrete honeydew as a waste product, which promotes mold growth…

Types of Whitefly in Hawaii


Safari® Insecticide, a new generation, super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown, controls a broad spectrum of ferocious and invasive pests, including whitefly, aphid, borer, mealybug, leafminer, psylid, leaf hopper, thrip, armored and soft scale—some of the most costly pests that affect high value greenhouse and nursery crops such as poinsettia, hibiscus, vegetable transplants, as well as trees, shrubs and herbaceous ornamentals in the lawn and landscape market. Safari’s unsurpassed residual control means you apply less, and less often. Safari is super-flexible and can be applied as a drench, soil injection, foliar spray or via chemigation systems.

Oahu Location
(808) 808-682-5113
91-262 Olai Street
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Maui Location
(808) 877-6636
(400 Lehuakona Street, Kahului
Hawaii 96732
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Big Island Location
(808) 326-7555
73-4098 Hulikoa Drive
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm