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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.Read More »
We all can agree that Autumn is a great time of the year and the changing of colors is a sight to behold. There is one drawback though…the leaves must fall to the ground and this could cause some problems for your roof gutters. Read More »
“Summertime and the Living is Easy” as the song goes. What the song doesn’t mention are the insects, all kinds of insects including the biting and stinging ones: Ants, bees, wasps, yellow jackets, deer flies, black flies, no-see-ums and mosquitoes and they’re all out to get you! Read More »
Tips to avoid the hassle and cost of head lice infestations.Read More »
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 »
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 »
With Florida’s mild temperatures and abundant rainfall, life is spawning everywhere, especially when it comes to plants and insects. For example, when conditions are favorable you may notice an invasion of small black insects in your lawn which are about 1/4 inch long with two red lines across their backs. These invaders are called Spittlebugs.Read More »