Category: Pests & Disease

Lovebugs Are Just One Of Florida’s Many Flying Pests

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is true, Florida has flying bugs and some really are a nuisance. Unfortunately, Hurricane Hermine has not helped matters by dumping excessive rain on the area. A top candidate for… Read More

Aphids Are The Insect World’s Villain

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristics have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In… Read More

Carpenter Bees Nest In Dead Wood – Including Houses

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The hectic pace to contemporary life can justifiably be compared to the seemingly erratic behavior of insect pollinators. Darting from flower to flower with no apparently logical progression for choice of… Read More

Carpet Beetles Are Small, But Can Cause Big Damage

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director As contrite and well-worn as the statement is, springtime is truly the season of renewal and rebirth. The warming temperatures and ample rain, with last weekend’s precipitation being a little too… Read More

Be On The Lookout For Places Where Mosquitoes Breed

Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is an often made wish of summer that the cold weather of winter will kill all the mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. This climactic fete would spare people, pets and livestock the… Read More

Thistles Are A Host For Leaffooted Bugs

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director With the turn of the year and the noticeably lower temperature readings, most of Wakulla County’s residents turn their attention to activities that do not require exposure to the outdoor elements…. Read More


Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rain has been a benefit to many in the area. Lawns and landscapes have received ample moisture without the application of irrigation systems. Gardeners are, as a rule,… Read More