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Mosquitoes and Their Control
In Florida, mosquitoes are more than a nuisance—they can also transmit diseases that make them a public health hazard. This brief and colorful booklet gives you the buzz on mosquitoes—their ... READ MORE
In January, 2016, I moved back to Florida from another southern state. It was great to see familiar plants and to be able to go to the beach again.I love the dizzying varieties of beautiful bromeliads, but could definitely live without the ... READ MORE
The rainy season is underway. The UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension encourages you to reduce mosquito habitat around your home and protect yourself and family when exposed to mosquitoes. Daytime feeding mosquitoes that transmit the Zika, Dengue ... READ MORE
Clean out eaves and gutters.
Remove or drill holes in empty tires.
Turn over empty plastic pots.
Check property for any standing water.
Replace birdbath water once a week.
Empty water in plant trays & hanging baskets each ... READ MORE
Help control mosquito population
To help control mosquito populations, inspect your property for standing water. This can include pet dishes, bird baths, old tires, dirty rain gutters, plant saucers, and more. Infestations in large pools can ... READ MORE
The Zika virus has made us all more aware of the need to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes when we travel to those destinations that have confirmed reports of Zika infected mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the countries ... READ MORE
Wakulla County Extension Director
It is an often made wish of summer that the cold weather of winter will kill all the mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. This climactic fete would spare people, pets and livestock the irritation ... READ MORE
Are you plagued with mosquitoes in your yard? Does it seem like you have a greater infestation than your neighbors? There may be some solutions to solve the problem other than using pesticides that negatively impact beneficial insects in your ... READ MORE
Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat
Photo by Steve Chandler: Bromeliad holding water that mosquitoes may enjoy
For Friday, June 14, 2013 release
By Steve Chandler
No one enjoys the prospect of being bitten by ... READ MORE