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Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More

Summer is Time to Solarize Your Garden

Solarizing

By solarizing your vegetable garden, you can kill weed seeds and pests in the soil, including nematodes, (tiny worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots) without using chemicals. Basically, you will be covering your garden with clear plastic… Read More

The Plague of Giant Grasshoppers

Lubber Grasshopper Nymphs

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s a giant grasshopper!  This time of year we get several calls from homeowners panicked about giant yellow and black grasshoppers eating their plants. Known as the eastern lubber, these large… Read More

The Oleander Aphid – Arch Enemy of Milkweed

aphid infestation

Milkweed (Asclepias spp) plants are a must have addition to any butterfly garden due to their great importance as the only host plant species for monarch caterpillars. There are many varieties of milkweeds, from our native orange butterfly… Read More

Spring Pest Problems

Now that winter’s end is in sight, we can look forward to the consistently warmer weather and the explosion of emerging plant life that comes with it. While this wondrous spring event is happening it also coincides with… Read More

Overwintering Pests: Lady bugs, Stink bugs, Mealy bugs and alike!

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We have seen a little winter for the first time in several years, but don’t fret spring is almost here! As the weather warms up, pests that were basically hibernating in the egg or pupal stage will emerge as… Read More