Summer in Florida brings pests of all types- from fleas in the home to weeds in the lawn. Molds and mildews are also a challenge in humid weather. There is a common misconception that applying a pesticide involves only controlling insects with ... READ MORE
It just got easier to figure out if those fresh, frozen or prepared foods in your refrigerator, freezer or pantry are still safe to eat. Developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute, ... READ MORE
Tampa Bay is the economic and environmental centerpiece of our region. YOU can help Tampa Bay thrive! Read the Practical Guide to Estuary Friendly Living to see how you can take action at home to help benefit Tampa Bay. Register to join us his ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered if we have native bees in Florida? We do, and a lot of them! We actually have hundreds of native bee species buzzing around and they are quite different from the non-native European honey bees we hear so much about.
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There are many easy ways to make sure your home is a healthy environment for your family.
Read labels carefully, and follow the directions. If a label says you need “adequate ventilation,” use the product outside if you can. If not, ... READ MORE
Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County
There are a lot of resources out there to help you control, destroy, or otherwise eliminate bugs from your garden… but why? Did you know that less than 1% of all of the insects on ... READ MORE
Do you know how healthy your home is? Do you worry about toxins and air quality in the home? We spend the majority of our time indoors and it can have serious health impacts. The products we purchase can create an unhealthy home. In this article, ... READ MORE
You pull up to a drive-thru, hoping to be in and out with your coffee in the blink of an eye, but are met with a line that wraps around the building. You’ve arrived to pick up your sister for an afternoon adventure together, but she is not ... READ MORE
Let me paint a picture for you…The water is flat calm around you, there is not a soul in sight, and the only sounds that you hear are those of wading birds and jumping fish. As the sun rises over the horizon, a manatee meanders by and surfaces ... READ MORE
Treefrog! Did you know the invasive Cuban treefrog can grow to be 5.5 inches? That is quite big considering the largest of our native treefrogs only grows to be 2.5 inches. It’s also a good way to help identify this invasive species.
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