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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»
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Beware of stinging pest allergies

April 11, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) should be warned: stinging insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions. A PMP in England recently died after being stung twice by wasps. Lee Darker encountered the wasps while servicing an account and successfully removing a... Read more»
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20,000 bees? All in a day’s work

April 4, 2019 By
Across the pond in Coventry, England, the Coventry Telegraph reports on a local company, Delta Pest Control, that relocated 20,000 bees from a residential roof. Delta’s owner, David Bird, told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire that “it was a bit of a... Read more»
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Bed bugs in books

April 1, 2019 By
Do you offer bed bug treatments for libraries? It might be worth considering. A library system in Lincoln, Nebraska inspects every book or item returned to all eight branches. The system found bed bugs in 2014 and a committee of... Read more»
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New spider species discovered in Indonesia

March 18, 2019 By
A new species of spider was discovered in Indonesia by a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, according to Phys.org. Dr. Lena Grinsted, an early career research fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, described the... Read more»
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Giant bee found after 38-year absence

March 5, 2019 By
The Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) had not been recorded since 1981 until this January in Indonesia. Read more»
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PHOTO: UC DAVIS

Stripes may be a natural fly repellent

February 28, 2019 By
In recent years, scientists have been able to confirm that zebras’ stripes protect them from biting flies. Read more»
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longhorned tick (PHOTO: JAMES GATHANY, CDC/DVBD)

Rutgers keys out Asian longhorned tick

February 26, 2019 By
Scientists recently created a guide to tell the Asian longhorned tick apart from other tick species. Read more»
Nick and Zoe Aust

The Austs celebrate romance worldwide

February 21, 2019 By
If you caught NBC’s “The Today Show” earlier this week, you may have seen a familiar industry face in a slightly unfamiliar setting. That’s because Nick Aust, son of PMP Contributor Stuart Aust and a merger and acquisitions specialist for... Read more»
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