Mosquitoes add to problems after a hurricane

Hurricanes often leave standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. A University of Florida researcher suggests steps for making sure your home doesn’t become a haven for mosquitoes. Some mosquito species can lay up to 200 eggs at a time, so it’s critical to empty cups, birdbaths, pots or anything else on […]

Researchers zero in on new mosquito virus

A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida scientist who is closely monitoring the Mayaro virus. Even though the virus hasn’t infected anyone in Florida or the United States, Barry Alto, an associate professor of entomology at the UF Institute of […]