We’re Having a Contest!!

Working at the Air Potato Biological Control Program in Gainesville is a lot of fun! Many of you know what the beetles look like, and maybe you ordered and released them in the past, but do you know who actually gets to raise them for you?? Today they had a contest to...

Air Potato Beetle Testing

We still get questions and read comments on Facebook from people who are concerned that the air potato beetles they release in their yard are going to eat their lawn or landscape plants. They worry that if the beetles run out of air potato vines they will begin to...

How To Order Air Potato Beetles

The Florida Department of Agriculture’s DPI lab in Gainesville is once again raising air potato beetles that residents can order free of charge. To help minimize overhead and shipping, they prefer to ship your beetles to your local UF/IFAS Extension office, and have...