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
Working Group to Tackle Invasive Mosquitoes in the South
Invasive mosquito species are finding their way into the United States with greater frequency then ever before. The southern United States are more susceptible to invasions due to their ... READ MORE
It’s the rainy season here in Central Florida and heavy rainfall can cause puddles and standing water around the yard. Unfortunately, this standing water can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes pesky pests, but ... READ MORE
A pesticide is described as any substance that is used to kill, repel, or control a “pest”. Mosquitos are a pest that Floridians know very well. Around the world there are around 1,000,000 deaths each year from mosquito borne illness, ... READ MORE
The neotropical mosquito, Aedes scapularis, has a notable distribution range, spanning from Texas to areas of South America and across much of the Caribbean. The larva of this species was actually first discovered in Monroe County Florida, in ... READ MORE
What can you do to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting your bromeliad plants? The information below is courtesy of Dr. Roxanne Connelly formerly with the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab and currently with CDC.
There are several options:
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