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New Featured Creatures – Citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri by Harsimran Kaur Gill, Gaurav Goyal, and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, University of Florida

October 2, 2012

The citrus mealybug is a common pest of citrus primarily in greenhouses, and of several ornamental plants in Florida. It has been recognized as a difficult to control pest in Europe since 1813 (where it is called the greenhouse mealybug) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Featured Creatures, Mealybugs, Pest Alert

Giant African Land Snails (GALS) One year later!

September 17, 2012

WOW! I was able to scout for Giant African snails and here is a proof of it! Please click: Giant African Snail: A year later! to read the article I wrote for the Miami-Dade Chapter of Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: African Snail, Caracol Gigante Africano, Evcampoverde, GALS, Giant African Land Snail, Invasion, Mollusk, Molusco, Pest, Peste

Mosquitoes All Around

July 18, 2012

Our area has received frequent rains that bring increases in mosquito populations. Local mosquito management offices are literally working overtime to address the many requests for help with reducing biting mosquitoes. As a homeowner, it ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, Wildlife

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