In Florida, pesticide licensing exams help ensure the state’s approximately 70,000 pesticide applicators follow state regulations and best practices for mitigating the impact of chemicals on the environment.
Historically, the exam has only ... READ MORE
The dengue virus (DENV) is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a species that remains a source of frustration for mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists, and ecologists.
As a virus that poses a public health risk impacting ... READ MORE
RUSKIN, Fla. --- Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish.
People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways. ... READ MORE
Insecticide resistance among the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains a source of frustration for public health and mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists and ecologists.
Known as the yellow fever mosquito, this species poses a public ... READ MORE
Argentine black and white tegus are one of the largest non-native invasive lizard species posing a significant threat to the biodiversity and ecological integrity of Florida’s natural areas.
As omnivores that eat fruits, vegetables, insects, ... READ MORE
Subterranean termites have an important economic and environmental impact as they cause severe damage to structures and trees. With the spread of invasive termite species, the challenges for homeowners in some parts of the country continue ... READ MORE
Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially destructive species often try to call Florida home, too. A new guide developed by UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County outlines ... READ MORE
The next “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” will discuss invasive species, live on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central.
Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive.
Zoom requires pre-registration, and viewers ... READ MORE
Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban areas.
A UF study shows that native ... READ MORE
Termites cause $5 billion a year in damage to structures across America. They are social insects that thrive through group living in colonies.
To get a closer look at how termites coordinate their behaviors and movements enroute to successfully ... READ MORE