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Tag: Pest Management

Stinkbug Is An Accurate Description Of This Insect

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Office Sometimes a name may actually describe the dominant characteristic of its owner. In this day of marketing exaggerations, and occasionally outright misrepresentations, the experience can be quite refreshing…. 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… Read More

Songbird Workshop and Pesticide Training Coming Soon

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office is offering two classes of interest to residents in the coming week. These programs are open to all area residents and will… Read More

Southern Black Widow Spiders are Venomous

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Out-of-the way corners in abandoned places conjure up a variety of disquieting images. The eerie silence in these neglected locales gives way to the subtle scurrying of… Read More

Io Caterpillars

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder… Read More

Rabbits

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Bugs Bunny has amused and entertained millions, if not billions, of viewers since his introduction in 1938. His cavalier approach to challenges and signature Brooklyn/Bronx accent… Read More

Rat Snakes

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Invasive species are encroaching on Florida’s natural plant and animal inhabitants. From the Tropical Soda Apple, to Burmese pythons and Cuban treefrogs, the indigenous population of flora and… Read More

Invasive Vines

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Homeowners have had a tough summer maintaining the yard while fighting the onslaught of weeds. Controlling problem plant life is difficult, but not impossible–the best tactic may… Read More

Controlling Summer Weeds

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director As parents ready their children for the new school year, nature is already preparing for next spring by sending out mass quantities of seeds for the… Read More