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Insect Management in Your Florida Lawn

Several insects and insect relatives live in Florida lawns, but not all of them hurt the grass. Many are harmless, some are beneficial, and some are pests. Only a few cause significant damage and need immediate control. Pesticides should be applied only when damage is apparent. Research shows that you can drastically reduce the need for pesticide applications to control insect outbreaks by monitoring to detect and correctly identify problems and maintaining a healthy lawn. (see Homeowner Best Management Practices for the Home Lawn)

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