Category: Pests & Disease

UF researchers turn up the heat on bedbugs with new low-tech treatment method

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2009/07/07/bed-bugs-multimedia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bedbug infestations are notoriously hard to eliminate, but University of Florida researchers have developed a low-cost, low-tech method to kill the bloodsucking insects… Read More

Mosquitoes aplenty this July Fourth bring disease concerns for North Florida

    Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent weeks of heavy rain have left conditions statewide ripe for a Fourth of July… Read More

New technique for vulture population estimates could aid control efforts, UF researcher says

  Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For months, Erik Anderson tried to persuade a flock of vultures to stop roosting at Santa Fe College’s main campus in northwest Gainesville. In the… Read More

New Disease May Cost Florida’s Avocado Industry Millions, UF Experts Warn

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Jonathan Crane – jhcr@ufl.edu, (786) 255-5878 Edward “Gilly” Evans – eaevans@ufl.edu, (305) 246-7001 x272 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s avocado industry, the nation’s second-largest, could lose millions of dollars if… Read More

UF Doctoral Student Uses High-Tech Method to Solve Greece’s Tough Mosquito Problem

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Alex Chaskopoulou – andahask@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida doctoral student from Greece is helping her country control its… Read More

UF Entomologists Warn Floridians New Roaches May Be on the Way

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if Floridians aren’t bugged enough by roaches, a growing interest among reptile enthusiasts… Read More