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Oh, Poop! Is that what I think it is?!

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July 14, 2023

In recent years, Charlotte Harbor (and the Southwest coast of Florida in general) has seen the periodic episodes of floating grey and brown carpet-like blobs. Their appearance, and the fact that they sometimes have a strong smell, gives the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Charlotte Harbor, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Harmful Algal Blooms, Nuisance, Seagrass, Water, Water Quality

What to do with an Armadillo?

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March 9, 2023

It is very common to find your yard being dug up throughout the year in our area due to the nine-banded armadillo. This non-native mammal is searching through your yard, looking for insects and grubs as it creates its triangular shaped divots. ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Armadillo, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Nuisance, Trapping, Wildlife

A bug is afoot – a leaf-footed bug

March 28, 2018

By Ralph E. Mitchell One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug. Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked eye. The leaf-footed bug attacks many ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beans, Citrus, Crape Myrtles, Hemiptera, Hibiscus, Ixora, Leaf Footed Bug, Lychee, Nuisance, Okra, Pecans, Peppers, Roses, Stink Bug, Tomatoes

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