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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #388 | Original Air Date: August 25, 2021

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Lawn shrimp truly are crustaceans that live on land!

These terrestrial shrimp-like creatures are about half an inch in length. They look a lot like marine shrimp. Lawn shrimp are generally pale brown to brownish black when alive, but turn red when they die.

Lawn shrimp are not destructive and can be found in moist areas in the landscape. They’re typically active at night.

Lawn shrimp are only noticeable when it’s especially wet or dry, because that’s when they tend to migrate into garages or into homes.

If they become a problem around your home, dry out any nearby mulch or groundcover areas by reducing irrigation. Or add weatherstripping to doorways to keep them from entering structures.


Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.