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Celebrating National Pollinator Week

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June 19, 2023

Happy National Pollinator Week! Please join us in celebrating a week full of pollinators of all shapes, colors, and sizes! First incepted by the US Senate on September 21, 2006, National Pollinator Week was initiated to “recognize the importance ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Flies, Florida Native Bees, Honey Bee, National Pollinator Week, Native Bee, PolliNATION, Pollinator Friendly, Pollinator Plant, Pollinators

What Flies Are Irritating Your Horses?

April 27, 2021

External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies. Flies are not just an annoyance to us, but even more so to our horses. Not only do flies make ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Extension, External Parasites, Flies, Horn Fly, Horse Fly, Horses, House Fly, NFLAG, Stable Fly, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

“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

What are those little dark-colored flies that come out of my bathroom sink?

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May 6, 2014

Is this what you are seeing? Those are representatives of a fly family called Psychodidae, commonly called drain flies, sink flies or moth flies. These insects are harmless, they don’t bite, sting or transmit diseases. However, they ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bug, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Flies, Insects

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