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sod webworms

Sod Webworms Come From Moths in Sarasota Lawns

If you see tiny moths dancing on your Sarasota lawn, you probably have tropical sod webworms. Yes, those tan-colored moths flittering over your St. Augustine grass (or any warm-season turf grass for that matter) are an indicator of existing worms or a hatch about to happen. You’ll need to act…

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DON’T LET PESTS MEANDER ON YOUR OLEANDER

What’s that you see on your thinning oleanders? Is it the pesky pest Syntomeida epilais Walker, more commonly known as the oleander caterpillar? Or the spotted oleander caterpillar moth? If you live in Southwest Florida, you’re probably seeing an infestation of oleander caterpillars (no spots). If this critter with its…

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millipedes

MILLIPEDES- THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

Some of you may have seen them before – those worm-like critters that crawl out of mulch beds or decaying material to search for higher ground. They’re called yellow-banded millipedes and are driven indoors by rain or other weather changes. Millipedes:  What you should know The good news is that…

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CRABGRASS OR GOOSEGRASS?

Q:  Two almost-identical weeds have cropped up in my St. Augustine turf, but I can’t identify them well enough to determine how to get rid of them. I’ve included photos for you. A:  Lucky you! You have goosegrass and crabgrass, and they are hard to distinguish unless you have a…

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