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Pest Management & Turf

The pest management program for Suffolk County properties was created as part of the Pesticide Phase Out Program for Suffolk County. We work with our CAC committee to discuss alternatives to pesticides, discuss our research and demonstration efforts and to provide a vehicle for exemptions to the phase out law should a pest problem prove overwhelming. The far reaching scope of our program is to find alternatives to pesticides on Suffolk County properties and to provide as part of our services scouting, pest identification, pest education, educational resources and outreach. We cover such diverse areas on county properties as golf turf, structural pests, regular turf, sports fields, rodents, weeds and integrated vegetation management, stinging insects, bedbugs, ticks, fertilizer education and much more. Visit our IPM factsheets, and download our apps for additional information, or speak to one of us directly!

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'Alpha-Gal' Syndrome

Tick bites blamed for causing an allergic reaction to meat consumption.

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It is possible to contract a tick borne disease and not know you were even bitten. This flyer informs you what to look for.

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A guide to help you quickly identify what’s going on in your yard.

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Mistaken Identities

Check out this fact sheet about insects commonly mistaken for mosquitoes.

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Powassan Virus in Blacklegged (deer) Tick

Powassan virus (POWV) has recently come to public attention.

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Boxwood Guide

Boxwood Guide

This guide is a diagnostic tool for nursery growers and landscape professionals and serves as a starting point to become familiar with common problems that affect boxwood on Long Island.

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Tamson Yeh
Pest Management / Turf Specialist
631-727-7850 x 240

Last updated March 6, 2018