Monthly Archive: April 2015

Yellow Turf in Spring

There are many lawns currently in the spring green up phase that show streaks and patches of yellow turf.  This is a common issue in North Florida when applications of nitrogen fertilizer are made before the recommended time of April 15.  When turf is fertilized with nitrogen too early in the season it causes growth.  Unfortunately, …

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Alligators Become More Active in Spring

The American Alligator is an icon of the state of Florida. Viewed on the program “Swamp People” and as the mascot of the University of Florida, most visitors to our state see this animal more on television than in the wild; but they are certainly there. In need of mates and calories from the lack …

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“Wanted” Sighting of Horseshoe Crabs!

These curious ancient animals have been roaming the waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for over 450 million years. Though they appear dangerous they are quite harmless and are actually more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs. Horseshoe crabs are not as common in Pensacola as they are in Panama City …

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What You Can Do About Bats in a Building

Most of us know that insect eating bats are beneficial but most of us are not crazy about having them in our buildings.  There are safe methods for excluding bats but the FWC requires they be in place at least 4 days.  They also require that they be completely removed by maternity season (which runs …

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