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Manage Yard Pests Responsibly


March 2, 2015

  Often, the insects you see in the yard are not harmful and may even be beneficial. To manage possible pests; the first rule is identification. Then determine what level of damage is acceptable to you. If that threshold is passed, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Florida Friendly, Garden, IFAS, IPM, Lawn, Pests, UF, Yard

New on Featured Creatures! Fiddlewood leafroller (suggested common name)


February 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Epicorsia oedipodalis is known as the fiddlewood leafroller and the seagrape moth. These caterpillars roll up leaves of ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Featured Creatures, Moths, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Coastal plain hesperapis (suggested common name)


January 23, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hesperapis oraria Snelling and Stage is a specialized, solitary bee belonging to the family Melittidae (Dasypodainae). Hesperapis ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Featured Creatures, FL Natives, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! The tawny crazy ant (previously known as Caribbean crazy ant)


January 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Nylanderia fulva was previously confused with Nylanderia pubens (Synonym: Paratrechina pubens). Nylanderia fulva is native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ants, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! The squash vine borer


January 7, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris), is a diurnal (active during the day) moth species (Fig. 1). The larvae ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Featured Creatures, Moths, Pest Alert

Protect the Waterfront


January 5, 2015

  Protect the Waterfront. Plants planted along the water’s edge, both in the water and along the shoreline have many benefits. They naturally add aesthetic value, help reduce erosion and filter pollution. They create nursery habitat ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Erosion, Florida Friendly, Habitat, Landscapes, Stormwater, Water, Wildlife

New on Featured Creatures! Wellsina mite


December 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hemicheyletia wellsina (De Leon) (Figure 1) is a predatory mite in the family Cheyletidae. The life history of species in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Mites, Ornamentals, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Io moth


December 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The beautiful Io moth, Automeris io (Fabricius), is one of our most recognizable moths. It is distinctive because ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation
Tags: Featured Creatures, FL Natives, Moths, Pest Alert

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