Some Pests Are Saints in the Garden

April 17, 2017

With the warmer weather, many of us are spending more time outside, especially in our gardens. The local nurseries are full of new plants and customers happy to buy them, and even the greenest of...

Identifying Those Itsy Bitsy Spiders

April 14, 2017

Some people are afraid of heights, others snakes, but most everyone feels at least a little uncomfortable when confronted with a spider. This is especially true when that spider is in your home....

Asian Citrus Psyllid Destroys Florida Orange

March 16, 2017

A growing threat is plaguing Florida orange farmers, the invading Asian Citrus Psyllid. This insect originates in Southern Asia and India and has spread throughout the world where citrus is grown....

Invading Crazy Ants Threaten Florida

February 24, 2017

Remember a few years back when we were concerned about Killer Bees? Well now another invading pest from South America is making its way to the Sunshine State. Unlike the bees, these bugs are not...

Spring Has Sprung Across North Florida

February 10, 2017

With the temperature fluctuating so much lately, you've probably noticed a fine layer of pollen on your car most mornings. Allergies are acting up and it's hard to tell if you'll need a sweater as...

Zika Infection Zone Lifted in Miami

January 24, 2017

In a December press conference, Florida Governor Rick Scott officially lifted the Ziko Infection Zone classification in Miami and South Beach. "What's exciting today is South Beach area has no...

Winter Pests May Lead To Asthma Attacks

January 13, 2017

In a recent report by WebMD, a significant link has been shown between children's asthma attacks while at school.. and mice. It's no surprise that during the colder winter months, mammal pests...

What is Eating My Lawn?

December 15, 2016

It's no secret that Florida lawns have more than their fair share of pests While people in other parts of the country may only have a few pests to worry about, we're not as lucky here in the...

The Walking Dead Reality of Cordyceps

December 14, 2016

If you thought nature couldn't be any more brutal or terrifying, then you obviously haven't heard of cordyceps. This name is given to a group of fungi which has plagued insects (ants, spiders,...

Florida's Venomous Snakes

November 11, 2016

Of the 50 known species of snakes found throughout Florida, only six are venomous and dangerous to humans. While we'll make an attempt here to provide a guide to identifying these six snakes,...