SERVING FLORIDA SINCE 1990

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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

THRIPS AND YOUR PLANTS

What are thrips you might be asking. Thrips are small insects about as big as a needle. Worldwide you can find them feeding on plants by sucking the juices out of them. This causes severe damage to the plants and can even transmit viruses to them. The lifecycle of thrips depends on the species, location … Read more

CARPET BEETLES AND YOUR HOME

Have you seen a carpet beetle? The adults are roughly 1-4mm in length, oval shaped and normally either black, white, tan, yellow or orange patterned. The larvae are light brown to black and covered in dense, barbed hairs with distinct golden hairs on the abdomen. The larvae are usually slightly larger than the adult beetles, … Read more

SCALE AND YOUR PLANTS

Scale are sap sucking pests that attach themselves to the twigs, branches, leaves and fruit of host plants. Common on backyard trees, ornamental shrubs, greenhouse plants and house plants. There are over 1,000 species of scale insects that exist in North America. They’re oddly shaped and immobile pests that often resemble shell-like bumps rather than … Read more

WHITE FOOTED ANTS AND YOUR HOME

White footed ants get their common name from their very light-colored feet. Mature colonies can range anywhere from 8,000 to 3 million individuals with as many as 33% of them being reproductive. They’re on average black to brown with pale yellowish-white feet as well as about 1/8” in size. Prefers to feed on honeydew and … Read more