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Chikungunya Fever-An Emerging Mosquito Virus of Concern

June 30, 2014

As you prepare for the July 4th holiday, remember to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Outbreaks of Chikungunya fever were first reported in Tanzania in 1952. Chikungunya fever is a virus and two mosquito species ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aedes, Asian Tiger Mosquito, Chikungunya, CHIKV, Florida, Yellow Fever Mosquito

New on Featured Creatures! The hydrilla stem weevil.

June 8, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous hydrillae O’Brien is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Beetles, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

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

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