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Tunicates (aka Sea Squirts)

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May 12, 2014

Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Brevard County, Environment, Florida Sea Grant, Indian River Lagoon, Oceans, Sea Squirt, Tunicates, Water

New on Featured Creatures! Black salt marsh mosquito.

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May 6, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The black salt marsh mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann), is very common in the eastern coastal areas of the Americas, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Featured Creatures, Mosquitoes, Pest Alert

I heard that UF was responsible for releasing the lovebug. Is that true?

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May 6, 2014

No, it’s not true. Not by a long shot. Not even close. NO! This rumor’s been around for decades and its origins are unknown. But we can tell you a few things to bust this myth: First, it’s clearly contradicted by the historical record: The ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Entomology, FAQ, Insects, Lovebug

What’s the best mosquito repellent to use?

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May 6, 2014

Scientific studies have shown the mosquito-repelling effectiveness of the chemical N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, which is better known by the acronym DEET. Although people have reported good results with other options ranging from cosmetics to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Work & Life
Tags: Bug, BugWeek, Dangerous, DEET, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, Mosquito, Repellent

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