Tag: disease

Tips in time for the busy season

June 15, 2019 By
Now that temperatures outside are warming up, customers eager to spend more time in their backyards are keeping pest management professionals (PMPs) busy. From about April through October, PMPs have an important job to do: protect the public from the... 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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The new strain of canine distemper virus was found in two gray foxes similar to these foxes. PHOTO: VERMONT FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

New canine distemper strain found in New Hampshire, Vermont

May 9, 2019 By
A distinct strain of canine distemper virus has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists at UNH. Read more»
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“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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Dubourg, Carter, Bonertz PHOTO: BASF

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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