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World-recognized UF termite bait inventor chosen for pest management hall of fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — World-renowned University of Florida entomologist Nan-Yao Su came up with the idea for a termite-baiting system when he was a graduate student. Now, his peers in the pest management industry are recognizing… Read More

UF study: Disease-carrying mosquitoes abound in deforested lands

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows. Deforestation occurs when… Read More

Burmese python’s hungry escapades may have consequences for human health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the large, invasive Burmese python eats its way through south Florida’s mammals, the mosquitoes in the area have fewer types of animals to bite. Now, more mosquitoes are drawing blood from… Read More

Su named UF Foundation Term Professor for outstanding termite research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nan-Yao Su, a globally recognized entomologist who invented the technology behind the termite-baiting system Sentricon®, has won a University of Florida Foundation Term Professorship. Su is one of just two faculty members… Read More

Sibling termites take care of kids while moms and dads produce millions more

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine mom and dad already have five children and are too busy, or lack the financial resources to raise more children. Sometimes, older siblings must assume some parental duties. That’s also what… Read More

Can Florida mosquitoes transmit new strains of painful chikungunya virus?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are starting to better understand the ability of two Florida mosquito species to transmit two strains of chikungunya virus that have caused outbreaks of human disease around the… Read More

Male jumping spiders court whomever, whenever; females decide who lives, dies

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Male jumping spiders will try to mate with any female, but that lack of discretion could cost them their lives, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More