Celery Pest Management

Whether it's finely chopped for stews or sliced fresh and slabbed with a dollop of peanut butter, celery is a popular vegetable. However, a variety of pests enjoy celery, too. Keep your celery crop safe from insects by learning how to manage different celery pests. Celery Pests American Serpentine Leafminer While this tiny fly is less than 0.1 inches long, it is one of the most serious celery pests in Florida. The red-eyed  More»

Protecting Your Pet Against Fleas

While more than 2,000 species of fleas exist, the cat flea is the one most likely causing problems for your pet (cat or dog) and in your home. Fleas, which rarely spread disease, are generally only considered nuisances. They mainly cause allergy and dermatological problems for pets and humans. Pet behavior, such as scratching, can give early detection signs of flea infestations. Management To effectively control fleas, you have to remove  More»

Pest Control Services

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Phil Koehler explains why you should work with a professional pest control operator if you find bugs in your home. More...  More»

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are blood feeding insects that feed on humans, usually during night hours when people are sleeping. Since we do not often observe bed bugs biting, it is easy to mistake the itchy, swollen areas on the skin for other insect bites. While the bites can become infected from scratching, bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases; however, they are still a nuisance and serious pest problem. Despite their name, bed bugs can infest areas  More»

The Importance of Honeybees

UF/IFAS Bee Expert Dr. Jaime Ellis explains why honeybees are important. More...  More»

Bug Week is Here!

Bug Week is back this year at the University of Florida from May 18th to the 23rd! More...  More»