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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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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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Mosquito-fighting bacteria shows promise, study finds

May 9, 2019 By
The Entomological Society of America's publication "Entomology Today" reports "encouraging results" from the program using Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. Read more»
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Spiders never fail to surprise

May 7, 2019 By
Here's a recent roundup of some news and research on a few amazing arthropods. Read more»
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Newly discovered spiders named after Star Wars Stormtroopers

May 3, 2019 By
For all the Star Wars fans out the there: May the Fourth be with you! Some interesting spider news from South America was announced. Researchers discovered a news species of spiders in Colombia. Four of six bald-legged spiders will be... Read more»
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Cockroaches, live TV don’t always mix

April 30, 2019 By
“Great Day Live!” (“GDL!”), the morning show of Louisville, Ky.’s ABC affiliate, WHSD11, recently interviewed Lisa Fowler, ACE, live and in studio about termite swarm season. Fowler, who is account manager of OPC Pest Control Services, brought several hissing Madagascar... Read more»
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Triatomine Bug Occurrence by State. CHART: CDC

Midges and crane flies and kissing bugs, oh my!

April 25, 2019 By
We haven’t seen the plague of locusts whiz by just yet, but we have been collecting some interesting pest sighting news: On April 17, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported on how aquatic midges (Chironomidae), also known as blind mosquitoes, are... Read more»
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Bed bugs in Apple store illustrate why communication is key

April 18, 2019 By
The temporary Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York City has been battling bed bugs for over a month without communication to employees or shoppers. Read more»