UF Researchers Examine Effects of Antiviral Agents Against Dengue Virus
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2d ago
Can the dengue virus be prevented using antiviral agents such as antibiotics or vaccines? Before considering that step, University of Florida scientists are taking a closer look at whether mosquito immune systems can be influenced enough to fight the virus as a control method ..read more
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Natural Enemies Close In on Fire Ants, USDA Reports
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2d ago
A new virus found in fire ants from Argentina has the potential of becoming a biological control agent against the red imported fire ants infesting the U.S ..read more
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‘A Bug’s Life’ Topped List of Favorite 1990s Insect-Related Films
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2d ago
Forty-three percent of poll respondents chose “A Bug’s Life” as their favorite insect-related film from the 1990s, followed by Starship Troopers (23 percent ..read more
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Backpack Mist Blowers for Mosquito Control
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1w ago
Effective control means getting the insecticide into foliage and especially onto the underside of leaves where mosquitoes are often found ..read more
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Back to Bed Bug Basics
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1w ago
Key observations and tried-and-true tactics for controlling bed bugs, whether you’re new to bed bug work or just need a refresher ..read more
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PMPs in Some Areas of the U.S. Report Emergence of Cicadas
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1w ago
Fifty-three percent of those who responded to PCT’s recent reader poll said they have seen, or are expecting to see, cicadas emerge in their region ..read more
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Entomologists Uncover Florida Fire Ant Matriarchy
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3w ago
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found colonies of tropical fire ants that thrive with multiple queens and in close proximity to single-queen colonies of the same species ..read more
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Why PMPs Use Rodent Bait Stations
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3w ago
Safety is foremost, but there are other benefits ..read more
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The Industry’s First Line of Defense: Protecting the Perimeter
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3w ago
To protect the perimeter of a home or business and prevent cockroaches from gaining access, the optimal management program should include exclusion and structural modifications, along with exterior insecticide treatment. Here’s a look at tips for implementing a complete exterior cockroach management program from inspection to elimination ..read more
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UF Researchers Examine How Much Bait it Takes to Eliminate a Subterranean Termite Colony
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1M ago
A team of students from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) determined that less is more when it comes to just how many members of a subterranean termite colony must consume a chemical known as a chitin synthesis inhibitor (CSI) before the colony is eliminated ..read more
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