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Gardeners Beware: Rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) is a parasitic nematode that is the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis (meningitis with a high percentage of eosinophils in the cerebrospinal fluid). There have been 12 recorded cases of rat lungworm in… Read More

Termites swarming in Florida

Warmer seasons marks the beginning of termites swarms for homeowners in the United States. Florida’s hot and humid climate is ideal for several species of termites. In addition, our homes are at risk much earlier in the year… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Australian cockroach

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The Australian cockroach is one of several species of peridomestic cockroaches (cockroaches that live mostly outdoors, but… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Black salt marsh mosquito.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The black salt marsh mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann), is very common in the eastern coastal areas of the… Read More

Florida Mosquito Advisories from the Florida Department of Health

Check out the latest information on arbovirus surveillance from the Florida Department of Health at- http://www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/arboviral/surveillance.htm Note that several counties are under mosquito-borne illness advisories including:  Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, St. Lucie, Levy, and Duval. Martin County is under a… Read More

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Concerns

Good Morning! Are you familiar with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)? EEE is vectored by mosquitoes and a concern for Florida residents, particularly during the summer months. The Florida Department of Health posts weekly updates regarding various arbovirus diseases of… Read More

USDA-APHIS-PPQ and the developers of LUCID Software (QBIT, University of Queensland) Announce the Conversion of two LUCID Keys to Mobile LUCID Keys

The USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST Identification Technology Program, coordinated by Dr. Terrence Walters (terrence.w.walters@aphis.usda.gov ) has been working with the developers of LUCID software (QBIT, University of Queensland) to convert LUCID® keys to mobile-friendly keys. The first two LUCID mobile keys… Read More