Throughout early spring, leaf buds on deciduous trees open up into fresh, green leaves. Our recently bare and bland landscapes are green again. We aren't the only ones who are excited about this, though. Leaf-eating insects are too. Early spring ... READ MORE
Compared to the native subterranean termite, the Formosan subterranean termite (FST) is more destructive.1 UF/IFAS researchers predict Formosan subterranean termites, along with Asian subterranean termites, will become an even greater threat ... READ MORE
On Wednesday, March 23, the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology will hold the 2016 Urban Landscape Summit on the University of Florida campus. Presentations by UF/IFAS experts from across the state will cover a variety of topics, ... READ MORE
Welcome to the new online habitat, er, home for the University of Florida’s Bug Week!
The UF/IFAS Web Team has designed this terrific new website, where you’ll find information about all the Bug Week 2016 activities, along with plenty ... READ MORE
Perhaps you've noticed that our Bug Week writings often contain Latin terms for bugs.
For example, if we mention the common bed bug we’ll probably reference its scientific name, Cimex lectularius. Or when we talk about grasshoppers we might ... READ MORE
Landscape, Structural and Termite pesticide applicators have the opportunity to earn CEUs on Monday February 1, 2016 at the Okaloosa County office in Crestview. For more information: Inside and Out Session Flyer READ MORE
Thanks for bringing in this interest insect. The insect is an adult Cuban cockroach, Panchlora nivea. It is interesting to note the immature (nymphs) Cuban cockroaches are brown in color and change to the pale green color after several molts. ... READ MORE