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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

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Why is this tree leaking?


June 12, 2015

If you see sap coming out of a tree it could be caused by many different things. Damage to a tree trunk or limb can cause sap to leak out. This is natural wound protection for the tree. The sap comes out and covers up a wound to prevent plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, Trees

Is it true that there are brown recluse spiders in Florida?


May 20, 2014

That depends on your definition of ‘here.’ No breeding populations of any species of recluse spiders (Loxosceles laeta, Loxosceles reclusa, and Loxosceles rufescens have all been found in the state), has been found in any Florida county ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Work & Life
Tags: Brown Recluse Spider, BugWeek, Dangerous, Entomology, FAQ

Why is my area so bug-infested?


May 6, 2014

These are some common questions- Why are there so many bugs in Florida? Not species but individual bugs. Why is my area so bug-infested? Why are there sometimes so many bugs of a certain type, like love bug swarms? Florida’s warm, humid ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bug, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, Pest

What are those little dark-colored flies that come out of my bathroom sink?


May 6, 2014

Is this what you are seeing? Those are representatives of a fly family called Psychodidae, commonly called drain flies, sink flies or moth flies. These insects are harmless, they don’t bite, sting or transmit diseases. However, they ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bug, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Flies, Insects

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