Tag: disease

“The Future of Mosquito-Borne Illness” By Dr. Stan Cope

February 13, 2019 By
Dr. Stan Cope, AP&G’s VP of technical products and services, talks to attendees at the 2018 New York Pest Expo presented by Bug Off Pest Control Center. “The Future of Mosquito-Borne Illness: What is the Next Zika?” reviews the diseases... Read more»

Identifying spiders vs. ticks

January 17, 2019 By
The easiest way to identify a tick is by the number of legs it has. Like other arachnids, ticks have eight legs in the nymph and adult stages, but only six legs in the larval stage (the so-called “seed tick”... Read more»
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Neighborhood dynamics influence mosquito risk

January 3, 2019 By
In a recent edition of Parasites & Vectors, researchers from the Millbrook, N.Y.-based Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies reports socioeconomic differences among neighborhoods can influence bite risk, with rats being a primary bloodmeal source in lower-income neighborhoods. Studying five row-home... Read more»
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BASF’s Abate helps in disease eradication

September 7, 2018 By
BASF continues to fight against Guinea worm disease. Read more»
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PHOTOS: PMP Archives / July, August, September 1951

From the archives: Pest control for an atomic age

August 24, 2018 By
In 1951, the magazine offered a take on what would happen to radiation-exposed pests in a three-part article titled. Read more»
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Get ahead of mosquito populations this spring

April 2, 2018 By
As temperatures begin to rise, overwintering mosquitoes will start to emerge out of the dormant stage. Read more»

Web Exclusive: How to safely and properly remove a tick

March 14, 2018 By
There are many old wives tales and folklore surrounding the correct way to remove a tick that has embedded itself into your (or another animal’s) skin. Living in the south, the at-home techniques I’ve heard over the years range from... Read more»
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Norway rat, illustrated for the Truman's Guide. (Art: North Coast Media)

The Plague may have been triggered by man-carried pests

January 17, 2018 By
Historically, rats and their fleas are assumed to have spread the outbreaks. Read more»
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PMPs: Teach the value of rodent service

November 29, 2017 By
A survey found that 37 percent of homeowners have seen a rodent in their home during the past year. Read more»
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Navy, international entomologists collaborate to fight malaria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tasked with providing scientific and technical leadership as well as implementing public health programs vital to stopping malaria. Read more»