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Tag: fruit flies

As the old joke goes, “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” PHOTO: AKCHAMCZUK/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES

An interview with a red-eyed fruit fly

June 23, 2020 By
Get to know the red-eyed fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to understand how to better control and treat for this pesky species. Read more»
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Study finds sleeping helps fruit flies adapt

May 13, 2020 By
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., hypothesize that sleep schedules may have evolved in animals. Read more»
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Advanced IPM hires technical director

January 17, 2020 By
Advanced IPM hired Adam Holt, BCE, as technical director. He will help develop a training university and streamline treatment protocols across all branches. Read more»
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Test your knowledge of flies

July 24, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about flies. Editor’s Note: Questions for this month’s test were contributed by Frank Meek, BCE. Read more»
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Research: Nematodes secrete proteins to kill insects, use smell to select host

July 25, 2017 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBjg_hO69Qo A new study published in PLOS Pathogens found that nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae) secrete deadly proteins to kill insects that damage crops. S. carpocapsae kills more than 250 insect pests that attack plants, according to UCR Today. Prior to the... Read more»
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PMP interviews a fruit fly

July 25, 2017 By
No more Mr. Nice Fly: Pest Management Professional magazine interviews a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). Read more»
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Bed bugs: 3 PMPs tackle cruise ship pest problems

July 3, 2017 By
Bob Clements, Rick Lewis and Jim Warneke are putting their combined 150 years of pest management experience to good use on the high seas. If a pest problem is discovered on a cruise ship, rest assured the ship’s pest management... Read more»

‘Spidey’ gene might unlock mystery of waxy insects

August 25, 2016 By
An international team of scientists, led by University of Hawaii at Mānoa researcher Dr. Joanne Yew, has identified a gene in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster, also known as vinegar flies) responsible for the insect’s waterproof coating, which provides protection from... Read more»
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Callback Cures: 3 Overlooked Fruit Fly Harborage Areas

August 20, 2015 By
Locating and correcting breeding sites are essential tasks for fruit fly management. You already know to address garbage storage areas, unclean kitchen and food-handling surfaces, drains and other fruit fly hot spots, but sometimes you encounter a restaurant, warehouse or... Read more»

Government Conducts Research to Keep Fruit Flies Out of the Land Down Under

June 26, 2015 By
Fruit flies. Although these pests are a helpful reminder to throw away the fruit you meant to eat, they can be annoying and difficult to eliminate completely. FreshFruit Portal.com reports the Australian government developed the National Fruit Fly Research, Development... Read more»
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