Garden Pests – Things to be aware of during the Florida summer

Pests – Their presence and damage will continue to increase.  I recently reported on the arrival of chinch bugs in our lawns.  We now are seeing army worms and sod web worms also in our lawns.  Look for small light colored moths flying close to the surface of your lawns just before dark.  Like chinch bugs, army worms, etc., they too cause yellowing patches that enlarge as pests increase.  We also have various caterpillars and beetles eating our vegetables.  And if that’s not enough, mole crickets and their tunneling in our lawns will soon show up.  To overcome these pests, be on the lookout for them and treat per IFAS recommendations.

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About AskthePlantMaster

I have 50 years of horticultural experience, am currently a Master Gardener in Central Florida. In addition, I'm a Horticulture Instructor and retired Parks Manager and Arborist. I love plants and would love to help you with yours!
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