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


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 
Homeowner Cockroach Control
Online Tips

Least Toxic Cockroach Control
Fleas
Cat Flea
Flea control

Flies
House fly
Stable fly

General
Health Canada Pest Control Links
School Integrated Pest Management: Non-pesticidal products 
Lice
Head lice information

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

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
  • Home Garden

  • Insects on vegetable crops
    Vegetable garden insects sheet 1
    Vegetable garden insects sheet 2


    Insect pests by vegetable crop

    Aphids:
    On citrus
    Brown citrus aphid
    Brown citrus aphid-more
    Green peach
    Cotton or Melon
    Oleander
    Beetles (Coleoptera):

    Southern Pine Beetle

    Diaprepes Root Weevil
    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


     General
    Household and structural pests
    Pest insect links organized by host plant
    Insect Manageemnt in the home garden

    Leafminers - serpentine

    Leafminers - vegetable

    Caribbean fruit fly

    Mediterranean fruit fly

    Citrus Gall Midge
    Sycamore lace bug
    Lepidopterans (caterpillars )

    Southern armyworm

    Beet armyworm

    Fall armyworm

    Tropical Sod Webworms

    Corn earworm

    Cabbage looper

    Diamondback moth

    Mealybugs:

    Pink hibiscus mealybug
    Mites
    Two spotted spider mite



    Mole Crickets:
    Biological control with nematodes
    Mole Cricket pest species

    Scale Insects:


    Ground Pearls
    Lobate lac scale
    Cottony cushion scale

    Spiders
    Venomous spiders
    Brown Recluse

    Spittlebugs


    Thrips:



    Turfgrass insects sheet 1

    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. Lobinske
    John Capinera2
    Faith Oi2
    Rebecca Baldwin2
    Cynthia L. Tucker2
    Richard Mankin 3
                                                  
    4 
    Regina Fowler's 4th grade class

    University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences:

    2Department of Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville.

    3 USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agriculture, and Veterinary Entomology
    4
        http://mrsfowler.org/

    10/3/15
    rmankin1@ufl.edu