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  • Know Your Adversary – Migrating Millipedes

    Millipedes, millipedes, millipedes! When conditions are right, these many-legged marauders march into homes and invade the streets! Is this something new? Which millipedes should you be on the lookout for? Read this to find out!

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  • Hurricane Season = Mosquito Season

    With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma gone, they have left some unwanted guests. Namely, blood thirsty mosquitoes! What can you do to get the mosquitoes to QUIT biting you?

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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 warmer, rainy times of year. 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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  • The Fall Transformation – Paper Wasps and Yellowjackets

    As Fall approaches, the behavior of Paper wasps and Yellowjackets change. Learn more about this transformation here.

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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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  • Kudzu Bug (Megacopta cribraria)

    You may start seeing tiny brown, "ladybug-like" insects around your home. What are they and where have these invasive creatures come from? Find out more here...

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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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  • Black Flies! Oh My!

    So far this year, much of Florida has received abundant rainfall. We could be in for an increase of black flies in several areas of the state!

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  • The Beneficials - Part Two

    In The Beneficials…Part One, we focused on beneficial “True Bugs”…Assassin Bugs, Ambush Bugs and Predatory Stink Bugs, also known as Hemipterans. In this edition, we will introduce beneficial ants, bees & wasps (Hymenopterans).

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  • Deer Flies and Yellow Flies... Oh My!

    Many of us who work or play outdoors always seem to know when Summer is right around the corner, ‘cause that’s when those annoying and usually painful bites occur from Deer Flies and Yellow Flies.

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