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Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Published: Jul 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

With a little help, citizen scientists can be good proxies, research shows

With a little help, citizen scientists can be good proxies, research shows

Published: Jul 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Anyone can collect ant data as accurately as experts, if they have a bit of guidance and the right tools: cookies, index cards and plastic zip-top bags.

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

Published: May 20th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The contraption seems so simple, yet so clever, like something The Professor might have concocted on “Gilligan’s Island.”

UF/IFAS is crawling with excitement as annual Bug Week nears

Published: May 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its second annual Bug Week May 19-23 with activities for students, families and bug lovers around the nation.

UF/IFAS researchers start to pinpoint biological control for Brazilian peppertree

Published: May 13th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A South American insect could help control the invasive Brazilian peppertree in places where it supplants critical habitat for many organisms, according to University of Florida and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.

UF helping develop insecticide to target malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Published: May 23rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In malaria-ridden parts of Africa, mosquito netting protects people from being infected while they sleep; now, a University of Florida entomologist wants to improve the netting by coating it with insecticide toxic only to mosquitoes.