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Video Series Launching on YouTube
We are pleased to announce the Robert Sprague – Entomology Expert Witness video series that has launched on YouTube. The first one is simply an introduction: For all you ever wanted to know about entomology and wood destroying organisms subscribe on the channel!
Murder Hornets – Horror or Hype?
The Internet has recently been awash with stories of “murder hornets” invading the United States. On the heels of the COVID-19 crisis… social media exploded with stories of these Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) crossing into the United States set to kill people as well as native bee populations. The hornets (1.5 to 2 inches […]
Is there trouble brewing for Bed Bug and Insecticides?
More and more bed bugs are becoming resistant to insecticides says the Pest Control Technology. Common insecticides used to treat bed bugs have been pyrethroids, a commonly available treatment. However, recent research indicates that results have been mixed (Romero et al. 2007ab, Zhu et al, 2010). According to PCTONLINE.com, no two bed bug populations are […]
New Ways to Control Disease-Carrying Insects (MOSQUITOES)
Purdue researchers have developed a method to discover the next generation of insecticides based on specific insect genomes, or hereditary information encoded in DNA. read more.
Rodents cause power outages at ASU
Authorities say a rat ran across some equipment that supplies power to the area, causing some switches to burn out at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. read more…
Pesticides Legal News
NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Banned Pesticides A Chinese citizen living in New York City has pleaded guilty to selling at least 2,000 packets of a banned pesticide used for cockroach control, the New York Times reported… ..read more
Ticks and Pesticides
SURVEY REVEALS ‘RATTIEST’ NEIGHBORHOODS IN FIVE MAJOR U.S. CITIES 10/14/2011 A new nationwide survey revealed which neighborhoods in Houston, Detroit, Nashville, Baltimore and Charlotte residents believe to be the “rattiest.”…read more
Insect Repellency Awareness Graphic
The EPA recently announced the development of new graphic which outlines the “repellency awareness on product labels of skin-applied insect repellents.” Current labeling practices does not readily allow for easy identification the insects repelled by a product. This graphic produced by the EPA aims to fill that gap. To read the full article, read more here
Fall Pest Invaders – Are you ready?
During the hot summer months it’s hard to envision that Fall is just around the corner. And with the cooling of weather, a lot of pests will start looking for a place to over-winter. Did you know that a lot of pests look for shelter inside your home to stay the winter? Common ways to […]