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Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

Eastern Mosquitofish are small in size, but with a gargantuan appetite for mosquito larvae. The tiny terrors can eat well over their body weight daily in developing mosquitos. The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/30/mosquito-control-can-be-as-close-as-a-farm-pond/

Chikungunya Arbovirus – A New Mosquito Borne Illness in Florida

The Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus, one of the two Chikungunya vectors in Florida. Photo by Sean McCann, UF/IFAS Florida Mosquito Database Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.   It is also called “contorted fever” or “that which bends up.” The virus is cycled between mosquitoes and humans, and there is no …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/chikungunya-arbovirus-a-new-mosquito-borne-illness-in-florida/