A biennial that produces very large leaves in its first year, with branched stems with burs during the second. It can be found across the united states, usually found in pastures, hay fields, and along fences. Leaves are rosette and almost heart shaped, 6-18″ long, 4-14″ wide

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What is a weed?

A weed is defined as any unwanted plant or vegetation found in a man made situation, such as lawns, landscapes or any maintained area. Also used to describe native or non-native plants that grow and are chemically controlled. Weeds are called this because they may be unsightly

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  Snails can be found in a wide range of different places, like ditches, drains, gardens, etc.. The majority of snails live in water, most others are found on land, some can be found in the deepest depths of the sea. Most snails are herbivorous. Some land

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Slugs are basically snails without the shells. Their bodies are worm-like, Slugs include both marine and land species. Their soft, slimy bodies are prone to desiccation so they are confined to moist environments. Some are recognized as garden pests and can cause severe damage to both leafy

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Leaf Miners

Leaf miners are insect larvae that live and feed inside the leaf tissue of certain plants and cause damage to those plants. Leaf miners are difficult to control because they feed in between the leaf surfaces so they are protected from spray insecticides. They selectively feed on

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Honeydew Aphid

Honeydew Aphid– During the hot summer month you may begin to see what appears as rain or water falling from your Crepe Myrtles. This harmless-looking rain like occurrence is actually what is called Honeydew- a secretion from a specific type of aphid, once you see these insects

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Grub Worms

Grub Worms– Grub worm damage can be seen on St. Augustine as well as Bermuda. As they begin to eat the roots of both grasses the grass will begin to die in patches. If you see the signs of grub worm damage and find several grubs then

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Fire Ants

Fire Ants- Fire ants can invade your lawn or landscaped area at any time – Especially after a good rain. There are several products to control fire ants as well as baits that can be used for your entire landscaped areas. Individual treatment may be needed for

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Bag Worms

The bag worm is the larvae stage of the native moth of Pennsylvania, that feeds on over 100 different types of plants. The young larvae begin to spin silk like bags or cocoons around themselves that they carry along with them as they feed. As they grow,

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Chinch Bugs

Chinch Bugs-Are the most common lawn insect to cause problems during the hot summer months in north Texas. Chinch bugs love the hot, dry summer weather, therefore our lawns are the perfect meal. There are ways to deter Chinch bugs from infesting your lawn. Regular watering and

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