Content tagged "pests"

Using Integrated Pest Management Action Plans

A successful IPM program requires that all pest management activities are conducted according to IPM principles. A policy statement can guide you, but you...

IPM Action Plan for German Cockroaches

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 03, 2016

German cockroaches are our most prolific cockroach species producing 3-6 generations per year. Besides its importance as a sign of poor sanitation used by...

IPM Action Plan for Paper Wasps

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 11, 2015

Northern paper wasp, Polistes fuscatus European paper wasp, Polistes dominulaPaper wasp nests consist of a single layer of cells not enclosed within a paper...

What is an entomologist?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Exhibit “Termites Eat Your Home!” produced by University of Florida outreach programs. Photo by Sarah BernardAn entomologist is a scientist that studies...

Why is insect identification important?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Common urban pests compared to the size of a penney, from left to right: Male German cockroach, female German cockroach, female Surinam cockroach. Photo by...

General Lawn Pests: Chinch Bugs

Updated: July 30, 2014

The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis (Image 1.) is the most destructive sucking pest of St. Augustinegrass. Nymphs and adults feed on plant sap,...

Extreme Temperatures Affect Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Updated: February 10, 2014

Persistent cold snaps in many traditionally mild areas of the U.S. have prompted questions concerning Imported Fire Ant endurance in the frigid winter...

Pests Affecting Shiitake Mushrooms

  There are some pests that are often noticed in association with shiitake mushroom production.  Fortunately, there are not a large number of pests that...

Using Prescribed Fire to Control Ticks

Beef Cattle Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Troublesome pests such as ticks can be controlled with fire. However, for most parasites, control by fire lasts only for one growing season post-burn.Many...

What is a pesticide?

Science for Youth Updated: February 06, 2012

A  pesticide is a chemical that is used to kill or control a pest .  The term pest refers to any organism that bothers humans or hinders their activities....

What is cultural pest control?

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