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Our heart goes out to everyone who supported the 2020 Treasure Coast Foster Closet Christmas Toy Drive!

Our heart goes out to everyone who supported the 2020 Treasure Coast Foster Closet Christmas Toy Drive!

The outpouring of community support for the 2020 Treasure Coast Foster Closet Christmas Toy Drive was nothing short of incredible! We would like to thank everyone who generously donated toys and time to make it an amazing Christmas for our local foster kids.   We...
Protecting your plants from frost damage

Protecting your plants from frost damage

Many new residents to South Florida believe the last thing they have to worry about is freezing temperatures. It’s the Sunshine State after all!  Sorry, but Mother Nature has different plans. According to the National Weather Service, the Treasure Coast region is...
Giant hornets! What you need to know…

Giant hornets! What you need to know…

An unwelcome arrival. While the so-called “murder hornet” does not pose a risk in Florida or most parts of the U.S., at least three new specimens have turned up in North America in 2020. The presence of these Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) were all documented...
Spiders: Venomous Villains?… or Misunderstood Insects?

Spiders: Venomous Villains?… or Misunderstood Insects?

Spiders are blamed for all kinds of things that turn out to be skin infections or some other bug’s fault. Most don’t even have fangs long enough to break your skin. When they do bite, they’re typically harmless. In the U.S., only the black widow and brown...
How Insects React to Changes in Weather

How Insects React to Changes in Weather

Flying the Not-So-Friendly Skies Insects in warm climates have a variety of strategies for bad weather, including hiding from the downpour, increasing activity during heat waves, or even using the bad weather to proliferate their species. Heat waves are known to cause...
Controlling those summer fleas

Controlling those summer fleas

Fleas are small (1/16 inch), dark, reddish-brown, wingless, blood-sucking insects. Their bodies are laterally compressed (flattened side to side), permitting easy movement through the hairs on the host’s body. Their legs are long and well adapted for jumping. The flea...

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