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Mating temporarily blinds honey bee queens

September 11, 2019 By
New research from the University of California (UC) Riverside finds male honey bees inject toxins during sex that cause temporary blindness in queens. Read more»
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Bees are omnivores, new research shows

September 5, 2019 By
Contrary to the belief that bees eat just nectar and pollen, a team of scientists has shown that bee larvae have a taste for "microbial meat."  Read more»
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Mosquito salivary glands curb spread of malaria parasites

September 5, 2019 By
Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have discovered that malaria-causing parasites are stopped by a roadblock in mosquitoes' spit glands. Read more»
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USFS Termiticide Report: Hurricane Michael ravages Florida test site

The U.S. Forest Service provides its termiticide testing report for 2018, despite the damage caused by the October 2018 hurricane. Read more»
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PMPs further education through PMU

June 13, 2019 By
Pest Management University based in Florida, helps pest management professionals further technical knowledge of pest control. Read more»
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Purdue study fine-tunes baiting for pavement ants

June 11, 2019 By and
Blanket baiting as an initial treatment for pavement ants may be followed by target baiting ... to provide favorable customer satisfaction. Read more»
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Mosquito-fighting bacteria shows promise, study finds

May 9, 2019 By
The Entomological Society of America's publication "Entomology Today" reports "encouraging results" from the program using Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. Read more»
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Spiders never fail to surprise

May 7, 2019 By
Here's a recent roundup of some news and research on a few amazing arthropods. Read more»
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Newly discovered spiders named after Star Wars Stormtroopers

May 3, 2019 By
For all the Star Wars fans out the there: May the Fourth be with you! Some interesting spider news from South America was announced. Researchers discovered a news species of spiders in Colombia. Four of six bald-legged spiders will be... Read more»
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Specialty Consultants study: U.S. industry is nearly $9B

April 16, 2019 By
Editor’s Note: The following statistics are from the recently released, 19th edition of “A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry,” an annual market report created by Specialty Consultants, Jacksonville, Fla. A total of 800 owners or managers... Read more»
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