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Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees

December 3, 2018 By
You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing, and all movement, completely during totality. Candace Galen, Ph.D., professor... Read more»
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Giving Tuesday opportunities abound

November 26, 2018 By
Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday will take place tomorrow, Nov. 27. Whether it’s through your local community, your church, your school, your in-laws — it’s a day where organizations worldwide unite on social media and through grassroots efforts... Read more»
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PPMA research fine-tunes rodent trapping

November 13, 2018 By
In new research funded by the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) Pest Management Foundation and with support from the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), scientists studied individual rats to better understand rodent behavior using scent detection and radio frequency identification... Read more»
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Pheromones in tears of baby mice could prevent breeding

November 6, 2018 By
Signals from a pheromone produced by male mice to encourage breeding, is replaced with signals from a pheromone produced by baby mice. Read more»
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ContraPest introduces Hawaiian forest research

July 30, 2018 By
SenesTech, a Flagstaff, Ariz.-based developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, has presented the first phase of data on the use of ContraPest for the control of rats in an outdoor setting, specifically the control... Read more»
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Orkin studies brain’s reaction to pests

July 25, 2018 By
To determine how the human brain reacts to seeing insects and other pests, Atlanta, Ga.-based Orkin Pest Control partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on a scientific research study. Georgia Tech researchers discovered that pests seen in a home elicited... Read more»
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Spiders can jump how far?

July 19, 2018 By
Humans can jump pretty far, but spiders can jump even farther to catch their prey. According to ValueWalk, some spider species hunt by jumping on their prey instead of spinning a web. The average spider typically uses spinnerets to create... Read more»
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PCOC study finds rise in rodents, bed bugs statewide

July 10, 2018 By
While ants continue to be California’s most frequently reported pest problem, the state is experiencing a significant upward trend in reports of rodent and bed bug infestations, according to a survey recently released by the Pest Control Operators of California... Read more»
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MGK study reveals why IGRs work

June 28, 2018 By
Let mosquitoes pick up where you left off, literally. A Rutgers University study published by PLOS: Neglected Tropical Diseases in late 2016 looked at the feasibility of what’s known as the “auto-dissemination” approach to mosquito control. The approach is based... Read more»

The future of preserving insects: 3-D scanners

June 21, 2018 By
Insect biodiversity has been dropping in recent decades, which causes an issue when documenting the diversity of insects for pest management professionals looking to see how insects evolve to combat common pesticides. The traditional way of keeping insects by pinning... Read more»
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