Tag: fruit flies

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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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Did You Know: Phorid Flies

May 14, 2015 By
The phorid fly is also known as the humpback fly and scuttle fly because it has to make a running start before takeoff. The family includes a species known as the coffin fly (Conicera tibialis) and the world’s smallest fly,... Read more»

Believe it or Not: Flies

July 11, 2014 By
The intelligent fruit fly Fruit flies appear to think before they act and, like humans, take longer to make trickier decisions, according to a recent study published in the journal Science. In a series of tests, researchers had fruit flies... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Tackling Fruit Flies in Pools, Freezing Bees & More

June 12, 2014 By
Q: A customer has a screened-in lanai and pool but fruit flies find their way in, almost daily. We’ve inspected everything possible without finding a source. There are numerous fruit flies in the lanai, and some were found outside. Can... Read more»
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