Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers are hatching early this year. You may notice them coming out of the ground in mass. At this growth stage they are black with a yellow or orange stripe down their back. They will eat… Read More
Spring is the time of year when ants are swarming to mate and form new colonies. Many ant species are found in Florida, but not all are household pests and some only cause problems occasionally. The University of… Read More
How can I tell the difference between a termite and an ant? How can I tell if the soilder is a subterranean or a drywood? What differences can I look for in their wings? The University of Florida… Read More
See new research to find out which baits work the best: http://news.ifas.ufl.edu/category/lawn-garden/landscaping/
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.
Dr. Fred Santana, Sarasota County Extension Entomologist, will talk about and show images of some of the more commonly encountered pest and non-pest ants found in southwest Florida. Learn some of the characteristics, habits, and behaviors, of the… Read More