Tag: pest

Expect A Bumper Crop Of Yellowflies, Lovebugs

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The somewhat unseasonably cool weather of the past week has been a pleasant contrast to the hot, humid days to come.  Still, the insect population is getting ready for what should… Read More

Plasterer Bees Are Swarming This Time Of Year

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are certain sounds which attract the immediate attention of people and set off instinctive reactions. Car alarms and sirens are two good examples. At the first sound of a car… Read More

An Early Onset Of Spring Means An Insect Feast For Spiders

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The early arrival of spring in Wakulla County, and the rest of north Florida in 2017, portends the possibility of some interesting occurrences.  If the pattern holds and a late season… Read More

Citrus Greening Disease Discovered In The Florida Panhandle

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes the news is just bad, and there is no way to sugar coat it.  The plant diagnostic lab at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice was certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past week who were wearing Halloween costumes, but the… Read More

Air Potato Leaf Beetles Eat Only Air Potatoes

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes surprises can puzzle and perplex, and yet be pleasant. Finding a twenty dollar bill, for example, in a parking lot would certainly be a positive experience. The occurrence would likely… Read More

Armadillos Dig Holes In Search Of Insects

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Nothing good happens after midnight,” is an oft used phrase by the parents of teenagers. It is a subtle way of saying a lot of mischief occurs under the cover of… Read More

Assassin Bug Ambushes Its Prey

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are few experiences which compare to the thrill of a successful hunt. The pursuit of the quarry may have physical, as well as intellectual, challenges which require discipline to overcome…. Read More

Dirt Daubers Nests Are Built For The Young To Snack

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Snack foods are a typical American part of the summer break from school and a vacation staple. There are so many from which to choose, each with its own unique flavor… Read More

Cooler Temperatures Change Greens to Red

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director As the holiday season comes into the home stretch and with a frosty morning last weekend, the two dominant local native vines are displaying holiday colors. Some, but not all, have… Read More