Sludge and bugs • St Pete Catalyst


Welcome to Florida: mud and bugs

Discussions about a toxic sludge disposal facility in Lakeland and a conversation with the “city entomologist” Dr. Roberto M. Pereira.

Craig Pittman and Chadd Scott begin discussing Craig’s latest story for the Florida Phoenix, which is focused on a toxic sludge disposal facility in Lakeland that is aptly referred to as the BS Ranch PER DAY! That’s where Dr. Roberto M. Pereira to us. He specializes in urban entomology and researches various aspects of the biology and control of cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects that live in and around houses and other human structures. He has a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Florida.