Web Links for Florida Pest Insects

Introduction

With the warm and humid climate found throughout much of Florida, a wide range of insects can become pests to residents. The following list of web links are presented to assist Florida residents in identifying and understanding pest insects they may encounter. We have organized these into several categories:

Plague and Swarm Pests: Insects that appear rapidly in large number, often seasonal pests

Household Pests: Pest insects that invade residences and businesses

Stinging and Biting Pests: Pest insects that cause stings or bites on humans and animals

Garden and Landscape Pests: Insects that cause problems with garden and landscape plants and other outdoor problem insects

Beneficial Insects: Insects that are beneficial to humans, often as predators on pest insects

Note: as time goes by, many of these links disappear.  If you notice one missing, contact rmankin@nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu and we will try to update it.
 

Plague and Swarm Pests

Asian Cockroaches -- spring through fall

Asian Ladybeetle--spring

Biting midges(No-see-ums, sandflies) -- spring through fall

Collembola (Springtails)--spring

Grasshoppers
Lubbers
Common grasshoppers
American grasshoppers
Lovebugs
Lovebugs -- more


Midges--spring through fall

Millipedes -- summer

Termites -- spring
 

Household Pests

General Information

Ants
Fire ant control in urban areas
Texas Fire Ant Research and Management
USDA Areawide Fire Ant Suppression
Fire Ants - Lawn and Turf
Cockroaches
Cockroach Control Manual
Homeowner Cockroach Control
Online Tips

Least Toxic Cockroach Control
Fleas
Cat Flea
Flea contol
Integrated Flea Control
Pet-Centered Flea Prevention and Control 

Flies

House fly
Stable fly
Black dump fly
General

Health Canada Pest Control Links
School Integrated Pest Management: Non-pesticidal products
Selecting a reliable pest control operator
Lice
Removing head lice safely
Head lice information
Head lice resources
Body and Head louse
Human lice
Head lice
Head lice- Harvard School of Public Health
Head lice - CDC
Silverfish

Stored Product Pests

Termites
Termite control for homeowners
Stinging and Biting Pests
Bed Bugs
Bedbugs and Blood-Sucking Conenose
Bed bugs - NC State
UC Pest Management Guidelines - Bed Bugs
Black fly
Honey-bees
Honey bee research
Honey bee web links
APIS Newsletter
Bee links
Africanized honey-bee
Head louse
Removing head lice safely
Head lice information
Head lice resources
Body and Head louse
Human lice
Head lice
Harvard School of Public Health
CDC
Hornet & Yellow-jacket
Hornets and yellowjackets
School IPM for hornets and yellowjackets
Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes - EDIS
American Mosquito Control Association Information page
Public Health Entomology Research and Education Center
Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
West Nile Virus
WNV - EDIS
WNV - AMCA links
No-see-ums (Biting Midges, Sandflies)
Biting Midges of Coastal Florida
Stable fly
Filth-breeding flies
Stable fly control
Yellow fly, deer fly, and horse fly
Garden and Landscape Pests
Overview:
Foliage
Landscape
Woody Ornamentals
Home Garden
Insects on vegetable crops
Vegetable garden insects sheet 1
Vegetable garden insects sheet 2


Insect pests by vegetable crop

Aphids:
Home ornamentals
On citrus
Brown citrus aphid
Brown citrus aphid-more
Green peach
Cotton or Melon
Oleander

Beetles (Coleoptera):

Southern Pine Beetle
Southern Pine Beetle-more
Diaprepes Root Weevil
Diaprepes Root Weevil-more
White grub biology and management
White grub
Banded cucumber beetle
Colorado potato beetle
Pepper weevil
Sweet potato weevil

Chinch Bugs

Chinch Bug management
Southern chinch bug

Fire Ants

Fire ant control in urban areas
Texas Fire Ant Research and Management
USDA Areawide Fire Ant Suppression
Fire Ants - Lawn and Turf
 
Flies:

Fungus gnats
Gall midges


 

Leafminers - serpentine

Leafminers - vegetable

Leafminers on ornamental plants

Caribbean fruit fly

Mediterranean fruit fly

Gall Formers:

Citrus Gall Midge
Lace bugs:
Sycamore lace bug
Lepidopterans (caterpillars
Caterpillars on ornamental plants
 

Armyworms

Southern armyworm

Beet armyworm

Fall armyworm

Tropical Sod Webworms

Corn earworm

Cabbage looper

Diamondback moth

Mealybugs:
Scale insects and mealybugs on ornamentals
Pink hibiscus mealybug
Mites
Two spotted spider mite
Broadmite
Bermudagrass mite

Mole Crickets:
Biological control with nematodes
Mole Cricket pest species

Scale Insects:
Scale insects on ornamental plants
Scale insects and mealybugs on ornamentals
Ground Pearls
Lobate lac scale
Cottony cushion scale

Spiders
Venomous spiders
Brown Recluse

Spittlebugs


Thrips:

On ornamentals

Turfgrass insects sheet 1
Turfgrass insects sheet 2

Whiteflies:
Whiteflies and control around the home

Silverleaf (or sweet potato) whitefly
Silverleaf (or sweet potato) whitefly2
Beneficial Insects

General Links

Bees

Coleoptera:
Tiger beetles

Damselflies and dragonflies
Odonate Links

Flies:
Predatory gall midge
Robber flies

Brown lacewing for insect control


Ladybugs

Ladybugs for insect control on citrus

Mantids


Wasps

Ensign wasps
Parasite on caribbean fruit fly
Parasitoid on brown citrus aphid
Parasitoid on citrus whitefly
Parasitoid on diamondback moths

Predatory Hemipterans:
Predatory stink bug
Florida predatory stink bug
Bigeyed bugs
Spined soldier bug
Predatory stink bug
Wheel bug
Spiders

Many thanks to the following for their contributions:

Richard J. Lobinske1
Faith Oi2
Rebecca Baldwin2
Cynthia L. Tucker2
Richard Mankin 3
                                              
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Regina Fowler's 4th grade class

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences:

1Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka.

2Department of Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville.

3 USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agriculture, and Veterinary Entomology
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    http://mrsfowler.org/

4/13/12