Flies are a nuisance, but did you know they can also transmit 60 disease causing microorganisms to humans?? Nobody wants intestinal diseases like dysentery and diarrhea. We don’t always make a differentiation between filth flies. There ... READ MORE
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
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
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
August 28, 2015
By Amy von Chamier
Gulf Fritillary on Echinacea. Photo by Ash von Chamier
We have all heard by now that the honey bees are in trouble. Apis mellifera, the honey bee makes a great “poster child” species; ... READ MORE
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
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