Does Spadderdock In Pond Provide Breeding Environment For Whitefly

Question From: S. Furman - Venice, Florida, United States
Q: Does Spatterdock in our pond behind our house provide a breeding ground for whitefly? These 2 things came at the same time.

A: I can't answer that question as I live in Michigan and am not familiar with spadderdock. I do know that treating ponds with pesticides is outlawed unless the use is specified on the label. I recommend you contact the University of Florida Horticulture Extension for information and recommendations to solve your problem. Best Nancy