Be Prepared for Drought-Related Pest Problems

Be Prepared for Drought-Related Pest Problems

No rain means brown grass and fire warnings in southeast Florida. Would you believe that you need to be prepared for drought-related pest problems, too? Sarasota and Manatee county recently issued emergency warnings because we have had so little rain. There is a...
Cicadas in Florida, It Is Time to Sing

Cicadas in Florida, It Is Time to Sing

It is very interesting that cicadas in Florida appear every year, unlike their appearances further north in the rest of the eastern United States where periodical cicadas appear in hordes every 13 or 17 years. Newcomers to Florida are often surprised by the sound of...
Mud Daubers and Wasps: Similar but Very Different

Mud Daubers and Wasps: Similar but Very Different

You are not alone if you assumed mud daubers and wasps were the same thing. Most homeowners, number, one, don’t like the idea of any type of flying insect with the capability to sting hanging out at their place. Number two, those glops of mud that are in the crevices...
Chinch Bugs in Florida Ruin Your Lawn

Chinch Bugs in Florida Ruin Your Lawn

Yellow patches in your beautiful lawn are proof that chinch bugs in Florida are a menace. Spring is well known for being nature’s mating season, so pest and insect populations tend to increase during this time of year. Naturally, insect activity in your lawn and...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

One of the great things about living in Florida is the abundance of fruit we have year-round. Along with the fruit comes the inevitable struggle to get rid of fruit flies. It is true that fruit flies are drawn to fruit due to its sugar content, anything containing...