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Follow the slime trail

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August 13, 2008

The links in this article from 2008 were updated in June, 2011, and March, 2013. Garden snails, Zachrysia provisoria, can cause devastating plant damage. At night time they are often found on the foliage feeding. They can chew irregular holes ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Plant Problems, Snails

Palm Leaf Skeltonizer

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August 12, 2008

The palm leafskeletonizer, Homaledra sabalella is a Florida native. The skeletonizer life cycle is egg, caterpillar, pupa, and adult moth. the caterpillar stage is the most plant damaging life stage. It feeds as an individual or in groups under ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Insects, Palms

Sounds of Summer

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August 5, 2008

The heat and humidity are making the August summer days into a sauna. And all around the islands are the sounds of summer - cicadas. The male cicadas are the noise makers producing their finest song to annoy the humans, and to attract the female ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Insects

Mushroom Mania


July 24, 2008

By Jean Field, Pinellas County Extension Horticulturalist “Eeek! Mushrooms in my lawn…that means fungus. I must kill them. What can I spray them with? There must be something I can use!” These are the questions we get from panic-stricken ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Mushrooms

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