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WHAT IS SOOTY MOLD?

What is sooty mold you might be asking? Sooty Mold is a plant mold. It grows in the honeydew or secretion of many common plant pests, such as aphids or scale. These pests cover the leaves of your plant in honeydew, and the sooty mold spore lands on the honeydew and begins to reproduce. The … Read more

CARPENTER ANTS AND YOUR HOME

Noticing large ants around your home? Large ants usually mean they’re carpenter ants. These species of ants normally range from ¼”-1/2”. They can be red and black, brown or all black, with a rounded thorax and large mandibles. These ants are the largest ants in the United States. Carpenter ants normally build their nests in … Read more

HOW DOES A FUMIGATION WORK

Fumigations are recommended for widespread, severe and difficult to locate drywood termite infestations. Fumigations can also be used for bed bugs and german roaches. Any pest residing inside the home though will not survive the fumigation process. So, what actually happens in a fumigation? What is the process? When your pest professional is there, they … Read more

SUMMER BRINGS MOSQUITOES

We’re all excited for summer, but not the pests that come with it! The pests we’re talking about today is specifically mosquitoes. When it comes to treating for mosquitoes, here at Palm Coast Pest, we can offer you either a mosquito misting or our In2Care mosquito traps. In2Care: Using these traps will lure and contaminate … Read more

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR ORNAMENTALS

When it comes to ornamental care keeping them healthy includes: Fertilization Proper Watering and Sunlight Staking Pruning Mulching Weed Prevention Insect and Fungus Control Fertilization Just like you give your lawn fertilizer, you need to provide your plant with the appropriate fertilizers for strong growth. There are a variety of fertilizers available. When choosing a … Read more

ITS BILLBUG SEASON

What are billbugs you might be asking. Billbugs are a common turf pest. They’re a beetle that falls under the weevil family. Depending on the species they range from ½”-1” in length. They have a noticeable snout that is similar looking to an elephant’s trunk. They’re normally gray to brown in color. During the larval … Read more

CRABGRASS AND YOUR LAWN

Crabgrass is a warm season annual weed that germinates, lives and dies all in the same year. Though crabgrass doesn’t end with growing season. While they live, each crabgrass plant produces 150,000 seeds. These seeds stay behind and are ready to germinate the following spring and starts the cycle all over again. Seeds that don’t … Read more

YOUR GUIDE TO EARWIGS

If you’re wondering if earwigs actually climb in your ears, don’t worry it’s a myth with no scientific data to prove that they do. Technically any bug could climb where every they choose, though, are they targeting your ears? Never. Earwigs are odd looking insects that have pincers protruding from their abdomen. They use these … Read more

NUTSEDGE AND YOUR LAWN

Nutsedge is an aggressive weed that can cause trouble for your lawn. They most often escape control because they’re not like weed grasses or broadleaf weeds that are targeted by most weed killers. These perennial weeds are sedges that come back year after year and reproduce in ways that complicate their control. Nutsedge makes itself … Read more

KNOW YOUR STINGING INSECTS

Have you been stung by a stinging insect? Not sure what kind of stinging insect it was? We can help you figure that out. Stinging insects can include: wasps, hornets, bees, yellow jackets and mud daubers. The National Pest Management Association reports that stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency … Read more