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  • Ouch! Something’s Biting Me!

    Ever have the feeling something is crawling on your skin or even biting you, but you can’t see it?! Sometimes this sensation may be due to a living creature, but not in all situations. In this article, we will discuss some causes of that “creeping” feeling we all may have from time to time.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Currently in the news is the Zika virus.

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  • The Beneficials…Part Three

    You learned how beneficial some Hemipterans (True Bugs) are in Part One and the good many Hymenopterans (Ants, Bees & Wasps) do to control certain insects in Part Two. Now, let me introduce you to the beneficial Dipterans (Flies).

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  • Pest Profile: Chinch Bugs

    Chinch bugs are tiny insects known to destroy St. Augustine lawns in Florida. Learn about their biology and how to identify them.

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  • The Signs of Termite Infestation

    It’s important to keep an eye out for termites throughout the year, even in fall and winter. Here are tips to understand the types of termites infesting Florida.

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  • Top Mosquito Misconceptions

    Mosquitoes are one of the most well-known backyard pests. Learn what you don’t know about mosquitoes and how you can keep them away this summer.

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  • How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home After Your Vacation

    If you’re planning a vacation, you’ve probably considered what you’re going to pack, or what your itinerary might look like, but have you thought about bed bugs? Here are some tips to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home.

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