Tag: Pest Pressure

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Pest Pressure: House Flies, Coyotes, Illegal Wildlife Trade

August 10, 2015 By
What? House fly, Musca domestica Where? Sprawling urban areas Why? Few fly species interact with humans. Species that do, however, can become destructive pests. House flies spread diseases to humans and domesticated animals and contaminate food and packaging. Increasing international... Read more»

Pest Pressure: Feral Cats, Lyme Disease and Ticks

July 13, 2015 By
What? Feral cat, Felis catus Where? Decaying urban infrastructures Why? As top-of-the-food-chain carnivore predators, adult cats become strays and then feral if their offspring don’t have early contact with humans. If adult feral cats aren’t spayed or neutered, a female... Read more»
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Pest Pressure: Cat Fleas, Ground Squirrels, Northern Raccoons

July 9, 2015 By
What? Cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis Where? Throughout the United States Why? Cryptically creepy and structurally stable blood feeders, nuisance fleas feed on humans and companion animals. Flea populations reduce indoor habitation quality and pose health risks. With longer warming periods... Read more»
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