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UF/IFAS scientists seek to lure mosquitoes, build better surveillance system for southeast region with USDA-NIFA grant

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September 21, 2023

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

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: BEACONS, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Dashboard, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Invasive Mosquito Surveillance, Invasive Species, Lindsay Campbell, Mosquito Biodiversity Enhancement And Control Of Non-native Species, Mosquito Traps, Mosquitoes, Native Species, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, USDA National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, USDA National Integrated Pest Management Roadmap, USDA-NIFA, Yoosook Lee

Aphids make tropical milkweed less inviting to monarch butterflies, study finds

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July 26, 2023

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

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Adam Dale, Aphids, Bernie Mach, Entomology And Nematology, Jaret Daniels, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, News

Un estudio de UF/IFAS conduce a avances sin precedentes en la comprensión de la enfermedad del bronceado letal en las palmeras

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May 31, 2023

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Brian Bahder, Chicharrita, Compuestos Volatiles De Las Hojas Verdes, Control, Enfermedad Del Bronceado Letal, Enfermedades, Entomologia, Espanol, Estres, FLREC, Insecto, Insecto Vector, LB, Palmeras, Plameras, Senales, Sintomas, Spanish, UF/IFAS

Scientists warn of invasive plant pest; say early detection, reporting key

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March 29, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Pests, Gardening, Invasive, Invasive Pests, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Ornamental Plant Industry, Ornamental Plants, Ornamentals, Pest, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pests, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
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Los científicos de UF/IFAS confirman la propagación de termitas subterráneas asiáticas en Tampa

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March 28, 2023

https://youtu.be/7TwB-Qf2wqI 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

Category: Blog Community, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: árboles, Cebos, Ciclo De Vida De Las Termitas, Danos Estructurales, Departamento De Entomologia Y Nematologia, Deteccion, Distribucion, Entomología Urbana, Espanol, Especie Invasora, Establecimiento De Especies, Infestacion, Propagacion, Spanish, Tampa, Termita, Termita Subterránea De Formosa, Termita Tropical Invasora, Termitas Subterráneas Asiáticas, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC

What homeowners should know about pesticide safety

February 27, 2023

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

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amy Stone, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Emily Kraus, Pesticide Safety, Pet Safety
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UF/IFAS entomologist lists top eight invasive species that invade households and empty wallets

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February 22, 2023

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

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Ask IFAS, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Household Pests, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Insects, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, Mice, National Invasive Species Week, National Pest Management Association, Pests, Rats, Rodents, SFYL HOT TOPIC, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Research, West Indian Drywood Termites, William Kern
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UF/IFAS scientists lure Burmese pythons using radio telemetry during mating/breeding season

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February 20, 2023

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

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Burmese Python, Christina Romagosa, CROC Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, EddMaps, Everglades, Everglades National Park, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fort Collins Science Center, Frank Mazzotti, FWC’s Python Action Team Removing Invasive Constrictors, Invasive Species, Melissa Miller, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News, Snakes, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF/IFAS, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

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