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Lawn Care Hazards that Only Florida Natives Understand

Lawn Care Hazards that Only Florida Natives Understand

No matter what state you live in, you are going to have your own set of lawn care woes. Only Florida residents, however, have a special understanding of the following lawn-care dangers.

Lawn Care Hazards that Only Florida Natives Understand

Snakes

A total of six venomous snakes call Florida home: the Southern Copperhead, the Florida Cottonmouth, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, the Canebrake Rattlesnake, the Pygmy Rattler, and the Eastern Coral Snake. While mowing the grass, trimming your hedges, cleaning gutters, and mulching the garden, be careful to learn to distinguish these six from the other 50+ species of Florida snakes. The life you save might be your own.

Falling Hazards

Living in Florida, it's important that you keep your trees trimmed back in order to prepare your yard for Hurricane Season. But according to OSHA, tree-trimming and other tree-care work can lead to dangerous falling hazards. Those trimming the trees might fall, and those working beneath could be hit by falling debris. That's why it's important to seek the help of qualified professionals before attempting any major tree work.

Ants

The University of Florida lists nearly twenty species of "pest ants" on their "Research and Education" page, all of which must be separately identified and dealt with accordingly. Unless you plan to dedicate your life to recognizing, understanding, and controlling the ant population of Florida, becoming an expert on the statewide variety of pest ants seems a bit much. 

That's why you should consider consulting a pest control professional. Not only do they have the level of expertise required to help you care for your lawn, but they are eager to put their skills to good use. 

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