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How to Control Dollar Weed in Florida

If you live in Florida and you have a lawn, then you’ve dealt with Dollar Weed. Once Dollar Weed appears in your yard, if left unchecked, you have an entire lawn of nothing but this pest. It spreads quickly, choking out your St, Augustine or Bahia grass. Once there, it is difficult to get rid […]

10 May
2014
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The Asian Citrus Psyllid

Citrus is a 9 billion dollar industry in Florida and anything that might threaten the citrus harvest is carefully monitored and managed, if possible.  Unfortunately, the Asian Citrus Psyllid is part of a current threat. In March of 2014, the Florida Times Union wrote a story on how the citrus crop this year is estimated […]

03 May
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That Pesky Mosquito!

No one likes the mosquito. They spread infectious diseases. They bite and their bites can cause us to itch for days at a time.  The bottom line is that they are a nuisance and no one wants them around.  In many communities, the public works department will spray to kill the larvae.  Personal use insecticides […]

01 May
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Don’t let the bedbugs bite!

“Good Night.  Sleep Tight.  Don’t let the bedbugs bite! That nursery rhyme is estimated to be over 100 years old, but it’s a sure bet that people more than 100 years ago had to deal with bedbugs.  These nasty little creatures like to hide under the covers and feast on human and animal blood while […]

30 Apr
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Taking Care of Bats

In March in Austin, Texas, approximately 1 million, mostly pregnant free-tailed bats congregate under the Congress Avenue Bridge in order to give birth and raise their young.  When October hits, they migrate back to Mexico.  During the summer time, visitors to Austin get an eyeful of the bats as they emerge from their hiding places […]

25 Apr
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How to Tell if you Have Powder Post Beetle Damage

The powder post beetle is a prominent pest in this part of Florida and is actually prevalent in the coastal and southern areas of the United States.  They can be found all the way up in Maine, down the eastern coastline, across through Louisiana and Texas, into California and up through into Oregon and Washington […]

21 Apr
2014
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What Lizards are in Florida?

For new visitors to Florida, seeing a lizard crawl up the outside of the screen door might provide quite a bit of entertainment. But for anyone that’s lived in Florida for any length of time, seeing a lizard becomes more commonplace. Although there are literally thousands of types of lizards that can be found worldwide, […]

17 Apr
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More about Ticks

Why are they dangerous? We all know that we don’t want ticks on ourselves or on our pets because they can spread Lyme disease.  We also know they are parasitic little bugs.  They latch onto our bodies, burrow their heads under the skin and make residence while feasting on our blood.   Unfortunately, this is not […]

16 Apr
2014
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All about the Whitefly

Florida has a new pest and it’s not a good thing.  He’s called the whitefly.  He is a little bug with white wings and somewhat resembles a small moth.  Unfortunately, this pest not only causes damage to your backyard, it has also spread diseases.  It is believed that whitefly infestations have caused millions of dollars […]

15 Apr
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Welcome to Fire Ant Season

It’s spring time.  College students are flocking to the beach, azaleas are blooming, orange blossoms are budding on the trees, and northern baseball teams are headed to our area for spring training. It’s also a time when many Floridians have to think about how best to control the dreaded fire ant problem.  Luckily, spring is […]

14 Apr
2014
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