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The Top 5 Garden Pests in Florida and How to Deal with Them

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If you garden in Florida, you’re no doubt familiar with some of the pests that can wreak havoc on your garden. From aphids to slugs, these pests can damage plants and crops and reduce yields. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 5 garden pests in Florida and discuss how to deal with them.

Aphids

Aphid infestation
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Aphids are one of the most common garden pests in Florida. These small, sap-sucking insects can damage plants and reduce yields. Aphids are often controlled with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Signs of aphids include stunted growth, yellowing leaves, and honeydew on leaves.

Slugs

Slug on plant leaf
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Slugs are another common garden pest in Florida. These slimy creatures feed on leaves and can damage crops. Slugs are often controlled with baits or traps. Signs of slugs include holes in leaves and stems, and slime trails on leaves.

Thrips

Thrips are tiny, winged insects that feed on plant sap. These pests can damage crops and reduce yields. Thrips are often controlled with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Signs of thrips include stunted growth, yellowing leaves, and honeydew on leaves.

Whiteflies

Whiteflies are small, white insects that feed on plant sap. These pests can damage crops and reduce yields. Whiteflies are often controlled with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Signs of whiteflies include stunted growth, yellowing leaves, and honeydew on leaves.

Scale Insects

Scale insects are small, sap-sucking insects that can damage plants and reduce yields. Scale insects are often controlled with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Signs of scale infestation include stunted growth, yellowing leaves, and honeydew on leaves.

If you have garden pests in Florida, there are a number of ways to control them. Insecticidal soap or horticultural oil can be effective against many common garden pests. Baits and traps can also be used to control slugs and other pests. Be sure to check your plants regularly for signs of infestation and take action immediately if you see any problems. By taking some simple steps, you can keep your garden pest-free all season long!

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