The Florida Department of Health released its Tick-borne disease Surveillance report for the period ending today. Several counties reported tick diseases in humans. These diseases included human monocytic ehrlichiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and… Read More
Category: Pests & Disease
For more information about Bondar’s nesting whitefly see this pest alert. Here is a fact sheet on Bondar’s nesting whitefly. Rugose spiraling whitefly pest alert.
Mary Campbell, Extension Director and Urban Sustainability Agent Dear Yard 911, My husband is deathly afraid of bugs. I think it goes back to when he was little and his sister put a cockroach down his shirt. But… Read More
A “Fertilizer/Pesticide Best Management Practices (BMP)” class will be held on Wednesday, October 12. Register at this link. This class provides 4 CEUs – 2 Core and 2 category for the lawn/turf/ornamental sector. Class cost is $15 “Palm… Read More
Monday, Septebmer 19, 2011 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Find out about the newest pests to hit Florida. Passionvine mealybug, daylily leafminer, palm weevils, kudzu bug, brown marmorated stinkbug, laurel wilt and Eruopean pepper moth will all be… Read More
This very interesting insect is a voracious predator and therefore beneficial. At this stage of its life it hides out in the bark of trees and under rocks. Its adult form is completely different looking. I think the… Read More
Another new pest has been found in South Florida which means we need to be on the lookout for it here too. If you purchase plants from South Florida it is important to check plants carefully for this… Read More
The first symptoms are the leaves turn yellow, then they drop off. Ficus trees without their leaves are one of the most obvious symptoms of a whitefly infestation. If the foliage is disturbed the small, white gnat-like adult… Read More
Calls about Canary Island date palms infested with weevils have been coming into the office, and a Canary Island date palm at the Florida Botanical Gardens was found to be infested with palmetto weevil, Rhynchophorus cruentatus Fabricius. The… Read More
Now that the summer rains have started, so have the carpenter ant swarms. We have had several samples brought into the Lawn and Garden Help Desk today. See this for more info on carpenter ants.