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Category: Pests & Disease

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

Lubbers

By, Les Harrison Lubbers, Who? Having an alias can be a handy tool, especially if one’s deeds are perceived as less than honorable. Lubbers are guilty of the nom-de-crime permits the holder to wantonly commit… Read More

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems

by Les Harrison There are certain sounds which cannot be ignored. They convey an immediate message which calls the listener to be alert and prepared. These noises, even here in the Florida panhandle, are uniquely… Read More

Ant-lions Create Sand Traps To Catch Prey

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director With the warm weather and ample rain, the lawns of Wakulla County are green and growing. The difficulty is finding a sunny afternoon to mow what quickly can… Read More

Assassin Bugs Have Despicable Reputation For Bloodsucking

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Contemporary Hollywood has glorified some of the horrific aspects to organized crime. The cinematic tales generally balance the personality facets of these dubious characters so there is some… Read More

Expect A Bumper Crop Of Yellowflies, Lovebugs

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The somewhat unseasonably cool weather of the past week has been a pleasant contrast to the hot, humid days to come.  Still, the insect population is getting ready… Read More

Plasterer Bees Are Swarming This Time Of Year

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are certain sounds which attract the immediate attention of people and set off instinctive reactions. Car alarms and sirens are two good examples. At the first sound… Read More

Blackberries Can Be Tough To Control

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Spring 2017 has officially arrived in Wakulla County. The start began on March 20 at 6:29 A.M. eastern daylight time. . With this seasonal milepost comes all the… Read More

Citrus Greening Disease Discovered In The Florida Panhandle

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes the news is just bad, and there is no way to sugar coat it.  The plant diagnostic lab at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center… Read More

Trap Cropping: Another Effective Way To Control Insects

    Gohar Umar Extension Agent FAMU Nature has a way of making life as easy as possible, but it will not happen fast so planning is critical to success. One means is by putting… Read More

Crabgrass Is Lawn Pest And Livestock Forage

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometime taking the low road can have some real advantages. Granted, flying under the radar or being a bottom feeder does have certain negative implications when it comes… Read More