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Lawn and Garden Pests


Lawn and garden pests include insects, mites, nematodes, diseases, weeds, vertebrates, and mollusks. Basically, anything that injures our garden plants or annoys us as gardeners can be considered a pest. How we attempt to control those pests can impact our environment, our wallet, and our own personal safety.

The resources below are to assist gardeners in making wise choices on how to best manage landscape pests.


Integrated Pest Management

Landscape Integrated Pest Management:

Insect Management in the Home Garden:

Insects, Mites, and Nematodes

Featured Creatures:


Fungal Diseases for Citrus:


Weed Management Guide for Florida Lawns:

UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants:

Vertebrates and Mollusks

Insecticides and Wildlife:


Control of Common Pests of Landscape Plants – UGA publication B1074

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