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How To Get Rid of Moles 24/06/2022 Grant Beatt

How To Get Rid of Moles

Moles are small, furry mammals that spend most of their lives underground. They eat insects and worms but also cause problems in gardens and yards. Moles live in tunnels, digging at about one foot per minute. They also push up mounds of dirt. Moles often leave these mounds above ground, making them easy to spot.An […]

How To Get Rid of Snails 28/04/2022 Grant Beatt

How To Get Rid of Snails

Snails are one of the most common garden pests. They like damp, dark places where they can hide from predators and lay their eggs. They are also opportunistic feeders and will eat whatever they can get their slimy little hands on.Snails are not dangerous to people, pets, or livestock but can wreak havoc on your […]

Rhodesgrass Mealybug Infesting Turfgrass 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Rhodesgrass Mealybug Infesting Turfgrass

Rhodesgrass mealybugs are not a new insect pest, since they were first discovered in the 1940s. This mealybug is native to Asia and seems to be found more frequently in the Gulf States. It has a wide range of host grasses, with Bermuda grass and St. Augustine grass being the most susceptible but tall fescue […]

3 Types of mole crickets 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

3 Types of mole crickets

Three species of mole crickets were inadvertently introduced to the southeastern United States about 1900, and have caused serious plant damage. The introduced species are: the short-winged mole cricket, Scapteriscus abbreviatus Scudder; the southern mole cricket, Scapteriscus borellii Giglio-Tos (known until recently as S. acletus Rehn and Hebard); and the tawny mole cricket, Scapteriscus vicinus […]

Life Cycle and Description of Mole Crickets 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Life Cycle and Description of Mole Crickets

The southern and tawny mole cricket are quite similar in appearance and biology. The shortwinged mole cricket differs in appearance because of the short wings, but also in behavior because it has no calling song and the short wings render it incapable of flight. Typically, the eggs of these three species are deposited in April-May, […]

Mole Cricket Host Plants 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Mole Cricket Host Plants

Though normally thought of as turf and forage grass pests, mole crickets are omnivorous, feeding on animal as well as plant material. Several studies have indicated that when provided with grass or collected from grass-dominated habitats, the southern cricket is less damaging than the tawny mole cricket. The southern mole cricket feeds mostly on other […]

29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Florida tests bacteria-infected mosquitoes

Thousands of bacteria-infected mosquitoes were released in the wild Tuesday near Key West, testing a new way to kill mosquitoes that carry Zika and other viruses. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District released 20,000 male mosquitoes infected by the Kentucky-based company MosquitoMate with naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria. The offspring produced when the lab-bred mosquitoes mate […]

Stop Rugose Spiraling Whitefly With Arborjet Tree Injections 07/03/2019 Grant Beatt

Stop Rugose Spiraling Whitefly With Arborjet Tree Injections

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly is an invasive insect that spread rapidly through the Sarasota area several years ago. Like other Whiteflies, Spiraling Whitefly will harm the appearance and health of palm trees, and other tropical trees and shrubs and even some shade trees. Plants that suffer from the Rugose spiraling whitefly include all types of palm […]


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