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June 9, 2010

If you have a plant or insect problem you cannot solve then Ask an Expert is a great place to start in answering your question. I have updated the Ask an Expert widget, now you can upload a digital photo to help in describing the problem you ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease

Bagworms


November 10, 2009

Who would suspect that those funny little brown clumps of leaves and twigs we see around the exteriors of our homes are actually moths? The bagworm Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis belongs to the Order Lepidoptera although the females never ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Insects, Plant Problems, Tree

Twospotted Spider Mites


November 2, 2009

The two spotted spider mite is oval in shape, about 1/50 inch long and may be brown or orange-red, but a green, greenish-yellow or an almost translucent color is the most common. Spider mite development differs somewhat between species, but ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Mites

Scale Insects


September 22, 2009

Armored and soft scales are very common in Florida Keys landscapes. These insects damage many ornamental plants by sucking out the fluids. Indications of possible scale infestation include the presence of sooty mold (review Florida Keys Landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Beneficial, Insects, Plant Problems

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