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Camponotus floridanus, Credit: Buss

Florida Carpenter Ants


June 19, 2015

Carpenter ants are in the genus Camponotus, in which up to over 900 species have been described worldwide. They get their common name, "carpenter ant," because some species excavate nests in wood. Carpenter ants are sometimes called bulldog ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease
Tags: Ants, Entomology And Nematology Department, John Warner, Pests In And Around The Southern Home, Philip G. Koehler, R. J. Vazquez, R. Scheffrahn, Roberto M. Pereira

“Zombie Flies” May Control Fire Ants

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June 17, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Of the many nuisances that plague the county, fire ants may be at the top of the list. Their ability to survive and colonize is remarkable. Every effort to destroy the mound seems ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Ants, Big Bend Bugs!, Bugs, Control, Environment, Fire Ants, Flies, Fly, General Information, Identification, Insects, Les Harrison, Pest, Pest Management, Phorid Fly, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Zombie Fly

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

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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

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