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UF/CALS endowment to Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory honors Beidlers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nicknamed the “Dean of Florida Mosquito Control,” E.J. “John” Beidler built a distinguished career in entomology that spanned decades. So, for his 90th birthday in January, his children decided to honor their parents with a scholarship endowment to benefit University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students. The John and Iris Beidler Scholarship will help support CALS undergraduate and

UF scientist recognized for research in mosquito-borne disease control

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida entomology professor Jeffrey Bloomquist is known to have a restless curiosity about everything, ranging from insecticide toxicology to mosquito control and resistance. That boundless need to know has paid off for Bloomquist, a faculty member with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He recently was honored with the American Chemical Society International Award for Research in

UF researcher offers tips on controlling mosquitoes after hurricane

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hurricane Irma left a lot of standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. So, 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 your property that has standing water, said UF Institute of Food and Agricultural