Tag: invasive species

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Why are H. axyridis going to the dogs?

December 10, 2018 By
The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis, or ALB) is an invasive pest species that has “dogged” many a pest management professional (PMP). They resemble the native ladybugs — of varying species, depending on region — that your customers might... Read more»
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Stink bugs featured in The New Yorker

March 13, 2018 By
The magazine found this story particularly newsworthy because the number of stink bugs in the home had reached 26 thousand. Read more»
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Invasive Species Awareness Week webinars now available

March 2, 2017 By
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) aims to “raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, international and national scales.” The 2017 event is taking place Feb. 27 to March 3. NISAW is hosting a... Read more»
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‘Zombie’ ants video: Phorid flies used to combat fire ants

November 3, 2016 By
The University of Texas at Austin invasive species research program is attempting to control invasive fire ant populations in Texas with South American phorid flies. PBS showcased this process in its “SuperNature – Wild Flyers” documentary this summer, made with... Read more»

Pest-free New Zealand project: Can it be done?

July 28, 2016 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb2d8ewbFDY The New Zealand government plans to implement a new project to eliminate the entire nation of introduced invasive species by 2050. The prime minister, John Key, made the announcement for the world’s first project of its kind. “Our ambition... Read more»
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Ducks rid invasive pests at vineyard

June 14, 2016 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fApM7D5rbnA Each morning, a South African vineyard releases more than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to control white dune snail infestations, reports Reuters. The ducks at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch eat thousands of the small pests, which indulge in budding vines.... Read more»
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by Heather Gooch

The Ones to Watch

December 11, 2015 By
Sure, the marquee pests get all the attention. But certain other pests are growing in number — and importance. We discovered something unusual this year while crunching numbers for the 2016 Pest Management Professional (PMP) State of the Industry report.... Read more»
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SHEPerspective: Invasive Species

November 23, 2015 By
Are you able to perform an invasive procedure? ⦁ Invasive species may start off making headlines, but often level off in a few years. ⦁ The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species that can upset customers and frustrate... Read more»