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Oct
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Common Fall Lawn Pests in Florida

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St. Augustine grass, which is the most common lawn grass found in Florida, produces a dense green turf that's well suited for most soils in the state. Although it has good salt and shade tolerance, St. Augustine grass isn't immune to pest problems. With that said, here are some of the most common pests you might find on your lawn this fall.  Chinch Bugs The most prevalent pest to infest St. Augustine grass is the southern chinch bug. Chinch bugs are foliar-feeding pests that suck plant juices through a needle-like beak from the grass. Although chinch bugs sometimes spend their winters...
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04
Sep
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Keep Your Labor Day BBQ Pest Free

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With summer in full swing, many families are looking forward to their Labor Day BBQ celebration. With all the planning and preparation that goes into pulling off a successful Labor Day event, you may forget to take into consideration the addition of unwanted pests. Ants, flies, mosquitoes, and many other pests can drop into your Holiday celebration, leaving you and your guests annoyed. The following tips include some practical steps you can take before and during your Labor Day BBQ to keep pests away. Steps to Control Pests Before Your BBQ In the days leading up to your big Labor Day...
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01
Aug
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Why You Should Watch Out For Mosquitoes?

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Florida's heat, humidity, and wet summer afternoon storms make it a favorable spot for mosquitoes. Unfortunately for residents in Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota Counties, that means suffering more bites and an increased risk of contracting a disease. Here's what you need to know about mosquitoes to protect your family this summer.  What Diseases Do Mosquitoes Transmit to Humans Although the immediate swelling from a mosquito bite is annoying enough to want to kill each one you encounter, the redness and itch that follow might be the least of your worries. That's because, in Florida, mosquito-borne diseases are as much of a...
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03
Jul
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What is a trunk injection?

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If you have trees and palms, you likely want to protect them from diseases so that they can be beautiful and healthy for years. Trees and palms are targets for a variety of different pests that can weaken and destroy them. Having scheduled trunk injections on a quarterly basis can help you to protect your trees and palms from disease while also helping to ensure that they maintain their health. What are trunk injections? Trunk injections involve injecting a precise amount of a combination of fertilizers and pesticides into your tree's vascular system. The fluid is then spread rapidly throughout the...
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01
Jun
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Top Lawn Pests to Look Out for in Florida

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Thanks to its beautiful subtropical climate and frequent sunshine, Florida is a popular place both to live and to visit. Unfortunately, those same attributes make it highly attractive to a wide variety of pests as well. Even worse, the lack of a cold season allows many pests to thrive year-round. If your efforts to cultivate a healthy, verdant lawn haven't quite gone according to plan, you may have a pest control problem on your hands. Take some time to check out the most common Florida lawn pests below and learn what you can do to keep your lawn protected. Fire Ants...
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