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Texas A&M experts assist South Korea with red fire ant invasion

July 26, 2018 By
South Korea reaches out to Texas A&M, leading experts on red fire ants, for help controlling a recent invasion. Read more»
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Phidippus regius, jumping spider. Photo: Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org

Spiders can jump how far?

July 19, 2018 By
Humans can jump pretty far, but spiders can jump even farther to catch their prey. According to ValueWalk, some spider species hunt by jumping on their prey instead of spinning a web. The average spider typically uses spinnerets to create... Read more»
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Raccoon climbs 25-story building in downtown St. Paul

July 12, 2018 By
A raccoon goes on a wild adventure while escaping capture by the Wildlife Management Services. Her day began by scoping out pigeon nests on the ledge of St. Paul’s UBS Tower, and turned into a day-long climb up a 25-story... Read more»
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Mosquitoes, midges pester players during a World Cup match

July 5, 2018 By
Players and fans during a world cup match had to battle with clouds of insects at a Russian arena. Read more»
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Anti-saliva vaccine could curb mosquito bites

June 28, 2018 By
Scientists are searching for a way to help fight the effects of mosquito saliva by developing a vaccine against it. Because mosquito saliva can open the door for a number of diseases, this vaccine will protect against many pathogens. For... Read more»
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Wire-chewing woodchuck caught in police parking lot

June 26, 2018 By
Employees at the Madison Police Department had an unexpected culprit causing havoc in their parking lot. Read more»

The future of preserving insects: 3-D scanners

June 21, 2018 By
Insect biodiversity has been dropping in recent decades, which causes an issue when documenting the diversity of insects for pest management professionals looking to see how insects evolve to combat common pesticides. The traditional way of keeping insects by pinning... Read more»
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WSU entomology department houses over 3.1 million insects

June 14, 2018 By
Washington State University houses over 3.1 million insects that pest management professionals and entomologists can use as a resource. Read more»
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NPMA: Farm Bill to be addressed Wednesday

June 12, 2018 By
In its weekly legislative roundup email in June 8 from its Public Policy team, the National Pest Management Association noted the following: Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Chairman Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Stabenow (D-MI), reached a bipartisan agreement... Read more»
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Bearded dragon found sunbathing near University of Wisconsin dorms

June 7, 2018 By
A foot-long bearded dragon was found sunbathing on a rock at the University of Wisconsin this spring. Read more»
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