There is a never-ending demand for new information to help protect Florida against arthropod pests and arthropod-borne diseases. This requires ever more research. There is a lot to do.
We have issues concerning floodwater mosquitoes, tideland mosquitoes, woodland mosquitoes, container breeding mosquitoes, and other bloodsucking arthropods. Then there are needs concerning current control strategies, novel control strategies, larvicides, adulticides, environmental impacts, water quality, impacts on wetland ecosystems, mosquito migrations, host preferences, mosquito disease vectors, SLE, EEE, conflicting public demands and media pressures, and emerging issues like West Nile virus in Florida, and the danger of invasive pests.