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Cleaning Up After a Hurricane: Safety Comes First!

FR170/FOR 115 by Eliana Kampf, Astrid Delgado, Carol Lehtola, and Mary L. DuryeaFebruary 28th, 2019

Container Mosquito Habitat Community Cleanup: A How-To Guide for Event Organization

IN1286/ENY-2047 by Amy Hallock, Eva A. Buckner, Ricky W. Telg, and Alena R. PoulinDecember 8th, 2020Being bitten by the container mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus means a higher risk of becoming infected with Zika, dengue, or chikungunya virus. Container mosquitoes develop in the water that collects in discarded tires, jars, cans, buckets, and boats. The best way to prevent irritating bites and dangerous mosquito-transmitted illnesses is to get rid of all trash that holds water. This fact sheet is packed with recommendations that will help you to successfully develop and host a cleanup event to reduce potential mosquito larval habitats in your community and keep yourself and your neighbors safe.

Sprayer Cleanout Procedures: Protect Equipment and Crops

PI291/PI291by Brett W. Bultemeier and Benjamin SperryMay 31st, 2021Maintenance of any piece of equipment is vital for not only keeping it functional, but maximizing its efficacy. This is even more important when it comes to pesticide application equipment. A critical piece of this maintenance is properly cleaning the tank out after use. This new 3-page publication from the UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office will discuss the importance of and mechanisms for properly cleaning out pesticide application equipment. Written by Brett Bultemeier and Benjamin Sperry.

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About World Food Safety Day

Brenda Marty-JimenezJune 6th, 2023Food safety can be a big concern and problem in your home and across the world. Practicing the basic principles of food safety is key to avoiding a foodborne illness. We want you to be informed and educated about food safety. In the United States, 48 million people on average experience foodborne illness and approximately […]

Cleanliness and temperature key to safe holiday meals

Brad BuckNovember 14th, 2022Whether you dine on a traditional holiday meal this year – or opt for something more exotic — keep safety in mind. That starts with shopping and goes through preparing the feast and storing leftovers. We talked to Keith Schneider, a UF/IFAS professor of food science and human nutrition and lead author of this UF/IFAS […]

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