Tag: Pests

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More

Classical Biological Control

Biological control is the practice in agriculture and environmental stewardship of using the “natural enemies” of pests and invasives to control these unwanted plants or animals.1,2 These natural enemies may be predatory, parasitic, or infectious toward the target… Read More

New FREE Mobil Apps Available for Plant Pests

FREE mobile phone apps have been released that are pertinent to Florida.  The android versions were released last fall, and now the iOS version for Apple iPhones is available (delayed due to federal shut down last fall).  The… Read More

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly

Theresa Badurek, Urban Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Florida is a hotbed of new pests; it seems like we get them all of the time.  One of the latest pests to infest our landscapes is the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly,… Read More