Keeping Fleas and Ticks in Check

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Fleas and ticks can be a year-round problem in Carolina, especially with the mild winters we’ve experienced lately. They can be a real nuisance on our dogs and cats, along with being a health issue. And especially with ticks in the landscape, diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease can be threats…. Read more »

Lookout for Bagworms

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Now that summer is here, it’s time get ready to deal with that “infamous” insect pest known as the bagworm. Bagworms will eventually be out-and-about feeding on trees and shrubs in Carolina, both broadleaf and evergreen. So, how can you alleviate the damage caused by bagworm caterpillars this year? You can initially start by “hand-picking”… Read more »

I Have Ants in My Lawn

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Well, that’s better than having ants in your pants! This time of the season, ants do seem to be more prolific in Carolina home lawns. Little mounds of dirt piled up by the working ants can be seen along edges or in the turf. And with dormant bermudagrass, the ant mounds are more visible since… Read more »

Combat Insect Scale Problems Now

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Don’t let those little white or brown specks on your shrubs and trees fool you, as they are actually insects called scale, and, if left uncontrolled, they can damage or even kill certain shrubs and trees. Plants such as Euonymus, Juniper, Crepe Myrtle, Maples, and others are susceptible to scale problems, with damage caused by… Read more »