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  • Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Invasion

    The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle was introduced from Asia and is now found throughout the United States from coast to coast. It was first released as a biological control for mites, aphids and other pests during the 1900s. By the mid 1990s...

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  • How to Keep Your Home Flea-Free

    What can you do to prevent fleas from taking over your home? Find some tips here.

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  • No Love for Lovebugs, Origins of These Florida Pests

    Lovebugs appear 2 or 3 times a year in Florida, causing serious car paint and radiator damage. Some say they were created at University of Florida!

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  • The Twolined Spittlebug

    With Florida’s mild temperatures and abundant rainfall, life is spawning everywhere, especially when it comes to plants and insects. For example, when conditions are favorable you may notice an invasion of small black insects in your lawn which are about 1/4 inch long with two red lines across their backs. These invaders are called Spittlebugs.

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  • The Stinging Truth about Bees

    How many times have you seen a crowd of people scatter for cover at the mere sight of a single buzzing bee? Perhaps you were even one of those people. What causes bees to sting and what can you do about it?

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  • Don’t Sit There!

    Wasps, such as yellowjackets, sometimes make their nests in the strangest of places! One such place was a recliner in Winter Haven!

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  • How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home

    While there may not be much you can do about the heat, there are some tips and tricks you can use to help make sure bugs won’t be bothering you inside of your home.

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  • Florida Mosquito-Borne Diseases

    Mosquitoes are more than just pests; they can be dangerous – and even deadly – for people and animals alike. Here, in Florida, we have our share of mosquitoes, especially during the summer. While the bites themselves cause mild irritation and itching, diseases that may be transferred as a result of a bite are the big health concern.

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  • Back to School and Head Lice

    The beginning of a new school year presents certain problems we all have to deal with. One common problem is Head Lice.

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  • Lone Star Ticks

    Lone Star Ticks have recently been popular in the news. Did you know they could possibly ruin your steak dinner? Find out about the biology of these pests and what all the talk is about!

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