Category Archives: Spider Mites

Coping With Our Summer Weather

1.  Plant Watering –   If you have lived in Central Florida for several years, you probably have come to realize that our summer rainfall can be either a boom or a bust.  If you’ve been lucky enough to receive … Continue reading

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Holiday Plants

Holiday plants, which include poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Kalanchoe, Cyclamen, and spring bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and amaryllis (which have been forced to bloom now), and others, are great to receive or give to someone. However, how many … Continue reading

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Summer Issues – Weather and Pests

Have you been fortunate enough to get some much needed rain this week? We did today, but not very much – our first rain in more than 3 weeks. Hopefully you’ve fared better than I. Prior to today’s brief shower, … Continue reading

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Continuing Pest Problems

As in my last posting, pests continue to be a problem – not just insects, but also weeds. While driving around Central Florida recently, I noticed that many homeowners had numerous broadleaf weeds either flowering or developing seed heads, not … Continue reading

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Pest control suggestions for grasshoppers, scale, spider mites, and aphids.

To begin with, I wish to apologize for the delays in posting new blogs. Since my last posting I have been extremely busy, especially with Master Gardener work, which has included bi-weekly talks at DeBary Hall, (call 386-668-3840 to learn … Continue reading

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Spider Mites

If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ve noticed that I’ve been reporting about an increase in pest problems this year due to our mild winter.  Because of current hot, dry weather, spider mites are showing up practically everywhere.  They attack … Continue reading

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Pests

Central Florida continues to be plagued by pests.  I’m still getting lots of calls on scale insects, white fly, spider mites, aphids, and lawn insects.  Where I live, I’ve had to deal with rodents in our bean patch, deer eating … Continue reading

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