A: As youngsters, we have learned to love these furry little critters but now as landowners we have a very different perspective. I have a few hints which should help: 1. Removing dense, heavy vegetative cover, brush piles,… Read More
Category: Pests & Disease
Q: I am having a terrible time with the squirrels eating the bark from my maple and oak trees. What can I do?
Eastern Gray Squirrels are the most frequently seen mammal in our area. They are members of the Rodent family, and spend most of their lives in trees. Eastern Gray Squirrels usually live to be about five years old…. Read More
Q: We would like to control the Canadian geese at our subdivision. Any ideas on how we might go about doing it?
A: The Canada goose has in some instances become an annoyance mostly because of the large amounts of fecal matter they produce which can pollute water sources. No one is eager to have that sort of mess around… Read More
by Les Harrison It can be pretty discouraging to step out one morning to find a lawn pock-marked like the lunar surface. Stunned surprise then anger is usually the owner’s response. The offender is not the neighborhood teenager… Read More
Our recent daily rainfall is a welcome site for many of us after the drought of the past few years! However, all the generous rainfall brings the danger of a rise in insect populations, including mosquitoes. Mosquitoes pose… Read More
A recent sample submitted to the Extension Office confirms that the Gumbo Limbo Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatis) has arrived in the Keys. This insect was first found in the United States in 2009 in Miami-Dade County. Host plants… Read More