Pests & Diseases

If you have a pest or disease causing trouble in your garden, the Baker County Extension Office can assist with identification and make recommendations.

Common Pests and Diseases in Baker County

Pest Alerts

 

Lawn Pests & Diseases

Pests
Diseases
Billbugs Brown Patch
Chinch Bugs Cercospora Leaf Spot
Fall Armyworm Fairy Rings
Fire Ants Gray Leaf Spot
Ground Pearls Rust
Grubs Pythium Root Rot
Mole Crickets Take-All Root Rot
Moles Turfgrass Disease Management
Nematodes  
Spittlebugs  
Tropical Sod Webworm  
Weeds  

 


Ornamental Pests & Diseases

Pests
Diseases
Aphids Black Spot of Rose
Caterpillar Pests
I.D. Sheet
Rose Pests & Diseases
Defoliating Caterpillar Management Rust
Grasshopper (American) Sooty Mold
Grasshopper (Eastern Lubber)  
Lace Bugs  
Leafminers  
Ornamental Insects ID Sheet  
Scales, Insects & Mealybugs  
Spider Mites  
Slugs  
Snails  
Whiteflies  

 

Fruit & Nuts Pests & Diseases

Pest Management by Crop
Apple
Blackberry
Blueberry
Fig
Grape
Peach, Plum, Nectarine
Pear
Pecan
Strawberry

 

Vegetable Pests & Diseases

Pests
Diseases
Cabbage Loopers Diseases in the Florida Vegetable Garden
Corn Earworm Organic Management of Foliar Vegetable Diseases
Hornworm Organic Management of Soil-Borne Vegetable Diseases
Insect Management for Cucurbits Powdery Mildew
Insect Management for Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant  
Nematodes  
Stink Bugs & Leaffooted Bugs  
Vegetable Garden Insects I.D. Sheet  

 

Palm Pests & Diseases

Pests
Diseases
Disorders
Giant Palm Weevil Fusarium Wilt Nutrient Deficiencies
(Disorders)
Palm Leafskeletonizer Ganoderma Butt Rot  
Scales Leaf Spots and Leaf Blights of Palm  
  Petiole (Rachis) Blight  
  Thielaviopsis Trunk Rot  

 

Other Nuisance Pests

Pests
Dealing with Unwanted Wildlife
Household Pests & Pests of Man
Mosquitoes
Rats & Mice
Venomous Spiders

 

Pest Alerts


Giant African Snails

Thanks to a concerned homeowner, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has positively identified a population of giant African land snails (GALS) in the Coral Gables area of Miami-Dade County.  State and federal agriculture officials are now on the lookout for the giant African land snail because they are considered a serious plant pest and potential threat to public health.  Scientists consider the GALS to be one of the most damaging snails in the world because they are known to consume at least 500 different types of plants.  The snails can also cause structural damage to buildings - they consume plaster and stucco due to the calcium required by the snails to grow what will be their large shells.  In large numbers, GALS can cause extensive damage.

The public's help is needed to determine the extent of the current infestation.  Anyone who thinks they may have, or may have seen, a giant African land snail is asked to call the Department's toll-free helpline at 888-397-1517 to make arrangements to have the snail collected.  To preserve the snail sample, with gloved hands, put the snail in a zip lock bag, seal it, and put in a bucket or plastic container.  Please do not release them or give them away.  For more information on invasive snail species, visit www.freshfromflorida.com

Giant African Land Snail - Video 1

Giant African Land Snail  - Video 2

 

Asian Cycad Scale Attacking Sago Palms

The Asian Cycad Scale is creating all kinds of problems for the Sago Palm and it's owner. The insect from Thailand was accidentally imported to Florida on plants and it's working its way across the state.  For more information, see publication below and video spotlight.

Cycad Aulacaspis Scale, Takagi

Return to Lawn and Garden