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Bats in your belfry
by David Austin
Residential Horticulture Agent and
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Bats are known for their scary Halloween personas. That is if bats can have personas. Nevertheless, ... READ MORE
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For Jorge Rey, science has been a lifelong passion. At the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), he is director of the Florida ... READ MORE
Después de un huracán, las inundaciones y los escombros dispersos retienen agua y se convierten en criaderos ideales para mosquitos.
"Lo más probable es que se observe un aumento en el número de mosquitos en las semanas posteriores a ... READ MORE
From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As adults, some transmit disease pathogen ... READ MORE
Mosquito BEACONS working group is back in action
On Thursday July 7th 2022, the Mosquito BEACONS working group welcomed its membership into the 2022/2023 season. We were joined by returning members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, ... READ MORE
While venturing out for a walk with my dog yesterday evening, I made a big mistake. I did not apply insect repellent.
Actually, it was a huge mistake. Within minutes, it was a battle for blood: me trying to keep it and the mosquitoes trying ... READ MORE
BEACONS: Shedding Light on Invasive Mosquitoes in Southern Region USA
On Monday January 24th 2022, the Mosquito BEACONS Working Group hosted a workshop on invasive mosquito bionomics and data management. We brought graduate students, mosquito ... READ MORE
Mosquito BEACONS Surveyed Mosquito Control and Public Health Programs in the Southern Region USA
We sent a survey to hundreds of mosquito control and public health programs across the southern region USA. We are interested in capturing information ... READ MORE
The mosquito BEACONS working group reconvened on 27 August 2021. During our last meeting, stakeholders identified 10 critically important topics in research and Extension. Thereafter, stakeholders were asked to rank these topics. To learn more ... READ MORE
The mosquito BEACONS working group – a multidisciplinary and multi-state group founded by UF/IFAS researchers and mosquito control – met for the first time virtually on April 28th 2021. The group brought together a diverse pool of stakeholders ... READ MORE