Florida’s Natural Pest Control: Dragonflies

  From the tiny Eastern Amberwing, to the flamboyant Halloween Pennant, dragonflies are some of the most important and charismatic beneficial bugs. They’re indiscriminate predators of many pest insects, including mosquitoes, flies, ants and wasps.

13: Be Aware of Southwest Florida Scorpions

This is the thirteenth of 15 Household Bugs in SW Florida That May Freak You Out, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library. Scorpions are one of the easiest freaky pests to identify because they are very unique- looking. They look like tiny lobsters that have two pincers and eight legs. You’ll notice a big curled up stinger on the back …

12: Creepy Crawly Millipedes

This is the twelfth of 15 Household Bugs in SW Florida That May Freak You Out, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library. If you don’t like creepy-crawlies, then millipedes are probably not your favorite bug. These freaky critters look like a worm with lots of little legs. In fact, the name millipede roughly translates to “a thousand feet.” They don’t …

Are Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies Destroying Your Landscape?

You’re not alone! The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly is invading Sanibel, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and all of Southwest Florida. We’ve been receiving about two calls a day on this invasive pest and it’s steadily on the rise! Once this whitefly moves in to your neighborhood, it’s only a matter of time before they turn your plant leaves white and produce …

11: How Can I Get Rid of Fruit Flies?

This is the eleventh of 15 Household Bugs in SW Florida That May Freak You Out, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library. Fruit flies are smaller than most flies. They are usually about 1/8 of an inch in length. They can be brownish or brownish-yellow and have red eyes. While fruit flies do not bite, they can …

10: Get Rid of Drain Flies

This is the tenth of 15 Household Bugs in SW Florida That May Freak You Out, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library. If you have been away on vacation or haven’t used a guest bathroom in many months, you may get freaked out when you see a swarm of tiny flies near your drain. These “drain flies” …