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Historian argues mosquitoes are more than mere pests

August 20, 2019 By
In his book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, historian Timothy Winegard examines how mosquitoes have shaped human history. Read more»
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sparrow, PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/GLOBALP

USF study finds link between WNV, light pollution

August 14, 2019 By
A recent study from the University of South Florida found that light pollution — the kind found in parking lots, for example — could be a factor in the transmission of West Nile virus (WNV). The study conducted by Meredith... Read more»
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Verizon Connect reports South as top region for pest management activity

August 1, 2019 By
Verizon Connect reported pest management activity data, collected from 5.5 million vehicles throughout the U.S., over the course of a year. Read more»
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PHOTO: ERIC "CRITTER" MCCOOL

Bee expert completes two more large extractions in July

July 30, 2019 By
Eric “Critter” McCool makes an appearance again. The pest management professional recently launched Bee Nation, a stinging insect research and training facility near Erie, Pa. And what better timing than right before a massive honey bee colony is found in... Read more»
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Termites serve as inspiration for building HVAC

July 16, 2019 By
Termites might have the answer to better-designed HVAC systems and building ventilation, according to a new study. Read more»
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GRAPHIC: ISTOCK.COM/ERAVAU

Drop, drop, fizz, fizz…

June 28, 2019 By
As we keep an eye on random pest-related stories for our Crawling the Web series on this very blog, three recent articles in particular “jumped” out at us this week: Rat falls from ceiling onto bar patron’s menu. This took... Read more»
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Rat bar (PHOTO: THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON)

Grab a beer in San Fran with your favorite rat

June 13, 2019 By
A rat-themed pop-up bar opens in San Francisco this week, where guests can enjoy the company of rodents and maybe even adopt one. Read more»
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GRAPHIC: ISTOCK.COM/ERAVAU

New tick-borne virus discovered in China

June 7, 2019 By
A new virus has been discovered in China that can be transmitted by the tiny arthropods, ticks. Read more»
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bald faced hornet. Photo: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

Is chopping hornets with drone rotors considered IPM?

June 4, 2019 By
This homeowner took care of a nest of bald-faced hornets with an unusual method. Read more»
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Dr. Bobby Corrigan inspects a grate in New York City, in a photo used in his 2008 PMP Hall of Fame induction. PHOTO: BOBBY CORRIGAN

College group goes on ‘rat safari’ with Dr. Bobby Corrigan

May 30, 2019 By
Dr. Bobby Corrigan spreads the word on the importance of rodent control in urban areas like New York City in a recent "rat safari" with college students. Read more»
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