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Category: Pests & Disease

“They” Have Emerged!

No, not Brood X Periodical Cicadas – those are not found here in Florida. Not “murder hornets” either. Phew! However, it is something equally disturbing (at least for many garden enthusiasts) – the eastern lubber grasshoppers have emerged… Read More

Mosquitos as a Pesticide?

A pesticide is described as any substance that is used to kill, repel, or control a “pest”. Mosquitos are a pest that Floridians know very well. Around the world there are around 1,000,000 deaths each year from mosquito… Read More

From Bad to Worse: Common Garden Issues

Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In… Read More

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application. A) Private Applicator You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural pest control license if… Read More