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  • Recluse Spiders in Florida

    The popular belief is there’s an abundance of Brown Recluse spiders living freely in Florida. This is not true. Here’s some information about recluse spiders that are sometimes found in Florida.

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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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  • There's a Fungus Among Us

    You may be noticing ugly brown patches in your lawn. What could be causing them and what can you do about it?

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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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  • Ouch! Something’s Biting Me!

    Ever have the feeling something is crawling on your skin or even biting you, but you can’t see it?! Sometimes this sensation may be due to a living creature, but not in all situations. In this article, we will discuss some causes of that “creeping” feeling we all may have from time to time.

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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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  • No Love for Lovebugs, Origins of These Florida Pests

    Lovebugs appear 2 or 3 times a year in Florida, causing serious car paint and radiator damage. Some say they were created at University of Florida!

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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. Currently in the news is the Zika virus.

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  • The Beneficials…Part Three

    You learned how beneficial some Hemipterans (True Bugs) are in Part One and the good many Hymenopterans (Ants, Bees & Wasps) do to control certain insects in Part Two. Now, let me introduce you to the beneficial Dipterans (Flies).

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