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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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  • The Dangers of House Mice and Rats

    Even if you love visiting Mickey and Minnie in Orlando, odds are you’re not too keen on the idea of mice or rats sharing your home. Many people have an inherent dislike or fear of mice and rats and, considering how dangerous they can be to humans, that’s understandable.

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  • Spanish Moss and Your Florida Landscape

    Spanish moss adds that southern touch to a landscape, but in large amounts, it could prove to be less than desirable. Learn about the pros and cons of Spanish moss in this article.

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  • Florida’s Eastern Blood-sucking Conenose Kissing Bug

    Florida has Love Bugs and even a critter called the Kissing Bug. You don't want this bug to give you a smooch! Find out why...

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  • The Beneficials - Part Two

    In The Beneficials…Part One, we focused on beneficial “True Bugs”…Assassin Bugs, Ambush Bugs and Predatory Stink Bugs, also known as Hemipterans. In this edition, we will introduce beneficial ants, bees & wasps (Hymenopterans).

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  • The Brown Dog Tick

    Brown Dog Ticks can be a curse. Oftentimes, they are brought into the home by a dog that has visited an area where other dogs have been present (dog park, kennel, etc.). If you have concerns about the Brown Dog Tick, read this for more information.

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  • Fabric Damaging Pests

    What's that? Your wool blanket has holes in it? Might be due to a fabric damaging pest! Find out more here.

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