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  • A Guide to Garden Bugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    If you’re just trying out your green thumb or just maintaining your landscaping, here are the bugs you should be on the lookout for - good, bad and ugly.

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  • Blister Beetles Can Be a Pain in the Neck!

    Blister Beetles tend to be harmless, for the most part, but take it from this author that they can sometimes be a real pain in the neck! Read more about Blister Beetles and my one-on-one encounter with them here.

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  • Kudzu Bug (Megacopta cribraria)

    You may start seeing tiny brown, "ladybug-like" insects around your home. What are they and where have these invasive creatures come from? Find out more here...

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  • Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Invasion

    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 1900s. By the mid 1990s...

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  • Warmer Spring Weather and Rain = Mosquitoes

    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. What can be done to minimize the mosquito population on your property?

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  • Do Mosquitoes Really Ever Go Away?

    Even though you may not see them as often as in the summer, mosquitoes are always there. Try not to let your guard down and keep an eye out for them all year long, especially here in Florida where winter is warm.

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  • Florida Deep Digger Scarab Beetle

    Some of you may have noticed small mounds of sand ranging 5” to 7” wide and 2” to 3” high on some lawns, fields and pastures. No, they’re not baby Pocket Gophers! They’re Florida Deep Digger Scarab Beetles! Learn more about these interesting insects here.

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  • Florida Mosquito-Borne Diseases

    Mosquitoes are more than just pests; they can be dangerous – and even deadly – for people and animals alike. Here, in Florida, we have our share of mosquitoes, especially during the warmer, rainy times of year. While the bites themselves cause mild irritation and itching, diseases that may be transferred as a result of a bite are the big health concern.

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  • Winter Cold and Frost Damage

    Cold weather is upon us. Has your lawn turned brown? Have all the leaves fallen from your shrubs or trees? Is something wrong or is it normal? Find out by reading this article.

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  • Bats Aren't All Bad

    Many people think all bats are bad. In actuality, bats are very beneficial for a number of reasons. Learn more about the benefits of bats here.

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