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Floods, warm temperatures promote mosquito production, UF/IFAS expert explains what to expect, how to protect

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April 21, 2023

Extensive rains, flooding and scattered debris that hold water can lead to mosquito development. “An increase in mosquito numbers can potentially be expected in the weeks following the extensive rain events that took place in South Florida ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aedes Aegypti, Asian Tiger Mosquito, Chikungunya Virus, Environmental Protection Agency, Eva Buckner, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Mosquito Bite, Mosquito Control, Mosquito Insecticide, Mosquito-borne Diseases, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, West Nile Virus, Zika

UF/IFAS study: New mosquito species reported in Florida

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March 22, 2023

Another new mosquito species has made its way across the tropics into Florida, making a permanent home in at least three counties. Scientists are concerned because of the rate of new mosquitoes arriving in Florida and the potential for them ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aedes Aegypti, Aedes Albopictus, Climate Change, Collier Mosquito Control District, Culex, Culex Lactator, Culex Quinquefasciatus, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Lawrence Reeves, Lee County Mosquito Control District, Miami-Dade Mosquito Control District, Mosquito Control District, Mosquito Research, Mosquito-borne Disease, Mosquitos, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, New Mosquito Species, News, St. Louis Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Zika

UF-led center continues fight against diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks

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July 12, 2022

Established in 2016, the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease: The Gateway Program (SECVBD) will continue its work for another five years, thanks to renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Online Learning And Technology, Center For Public Issues Education, Chagas Disease, Dengue Virus, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mosquitoes, Ticks, West Nile Virus, Zika

Mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus love to bite non-native lizards: What’s next?

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February 20, 2022

West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus circulate among wild birds via mosquitoes, occasionally spilling over to infect humans, horses and other animals.  New research finds that some of the primary vectors of West Nile and ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Culex Nigripalpus, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Lawrence Reeves, Mosquito Research, News, St. Louis Encephalitis, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, West Nile Virus

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