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Out of the 80 species of mosquitoes found in Florida, 33 can be a nuisance to both humans and domestic animals. Several of these pesky critters are known to transmit disease causing pathogens. The following are just a few.
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The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle was introduced from Asia and is now found throughout the United States from coast to coast. It was first released as a biological control for mites, aphids and other pests during the nineteen hundreds. By the mid 1990s... Read More »
Most people enjoy the aroma of a fresh cut evergreen tree in their home to decorate for Christmas. We find the perfect spot, bring out the ornaments and the fun begins; never paying any mind to the critters that may crawl out of that well lighted, beautiful tree in the corner.
Two of the most common creepy crawlers found are aphids and spiders.Read More »
Observe the changes autumn brings to Florida. Tips for preparing your lawn to survive winter frost.Read More »
Tips to avoid the hassle and cost of head lice infestations.Read More »
This change takes place because the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer as Winter approaches. During the Summer the leaves contain a large amount of chlorophyll. There's so much chlorophyll that it completely covers the other colors. With shorter days there is less light and chlorophyll production decreases.Read More »
! Subterranean Termites leave their colony (referred to as swarming) in the Spring to begin another colony. Unfortunately, they don’t all leave!Read More »
In August 2005, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that these bees are in Florida and they’re here to stay. In fact, several of the known African Bee colonies have been discovered in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding counties. The first colony was found at the Port of Tampa in 2002.Read More »
Did you know there are no brown recluse populations in Florida? Still, there have been an overwhelming number of reported brown recluse spider bites in the last decade. Read More »
They’re known by several names like, turkey gnats, buffalo gnats and they’ve been called a few other names that won’t be repeated here! Black flies are rather small, ranging from 1/8”-1/4” in length. The thorax, which is the middle section of the body, is hump-shaped. Hence the name buffalo gnat. It ranges in color from black to gray to yellow.Read More »