Mosquitoes’ sense of smell tells them when humans and wildlife are in biting distance, according to science. Over time, scientists have learned which types of scents and fragrances can lure mosquitoes best.
Over the next two years, ... READ MORE
When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.
Where: The UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center, University of Florida campus, 2570 Hull Road in Gainesville
The plant doctors are in the house, and they want to invite media in to see how persistent ... READ MORE
The spotting of a new predatory hornet in Georgia could mean trouble for Florida’s imperiled honey bees if it spreads further South.
To track the spread of the yellow-legged hornet, scientifically named Vespa velutina, UF/IFAS honey bee ... READ MORE
When oleander aphids infested tropical milkweed, monarch butterflies laid fewer eggs on the plant, and the caterpillars developing on those plants were slower to mature.
The researchers will next investigate pest management options that ... READ MORE
Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas del distrito sureste de UF/IFAS.
El bronceado letal (LB, por sus siglas en inglés) es una enfermedad bacteriana que afecta a más de 20 especies de palmeras en el sur de ... READ MORE
An invasive thrips species has started to wreak havoc in Florida. The insect was first detected in Florida in 2020 but has since spread significantly across the state. What once was isolated to greenhouses now has begun to harm a wide range ... READ MORE
Por primera vez se encontró una especie de termita tropical invasora fuera de su rango esperado de distribución para Florida. Un equipo de científicos especialistas en termitas de University of Florida ha confirmado ... READ MORE
February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. There are a variety of reasons people may apply pesticides inside or outside their homes, but University of Florida experts want to remind people that the health and safety of their families ... READ MORE
The list of Florida’s invasive species goes beyond reptiles and plants. Many insects and rodents we consider household pests are also invasive species.
These insects and rodents that invade households cost U.S. homeowners billions of ... READ MORE
The University of Florida has partnered with several federal and state agencies on a large-scale python removal project to protect the Everglades.
The project combines Burmese python ecology with removal efforts to maximize opportunities ... READ MORE