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Biting & Stinging Insects

Mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, wasps--Florida is crawling with biting and stinging insects, and most of us have been bitten or stung at some point. Whether you want to identify an insect or learn how to protect yourself outdoors, we have the information you need.

General Information

Specific Insects

Insect-borne Diseases

Pest Control


To find out about controlling pests in and around your home, see Housing: Pest Control.


For information about pests commonly found in Florida yards, see Lawn & Garden: Problems.


For more general information about Florida pest control, visit the following sites:

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