Category: Pests & Disease

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

UF Research Shows Termite Damage Cuts Insulation Values by Nearly 75 Percent

By: Chuck Woods Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Cynthia Tucker – ctucker@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 View Photo GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Termites aren’t just out to eat the wood in your home…. Read More