Category: Pests & Disease

Summer is Time to Solarize Your Garden

By solarizing your vegetable garden, you can kill weed seeds and pests in the soil, including nematodes, (tiny worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots) without using chemicals. Basically, you will be covering your garden with clear plastic… Read More

First record of Chrysomphalus bifasciculatus, False Florida Red Scale, in Florida

Samples of a hard scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) were collected by FDACS-DPI in November 2017 and in January 2018. All samples were confirmed as Chrysomphalus bifasciculatus, the false Florida red scale. This scale is widespread in the western and southeastern… Read More

Wasps In North Florida

By: Les Harrison The Wasp Strikes Back The low frequency droning is unmistakable.  The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions. Wasps in north… Read More