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The invasive brown tree snake may reach 10 feet in length as adults; however, most snakes on Guam are 3 to 4 feet long. The snake is rear-fanged and considered mildly venomous. It uses both constriction and venom to help immobilize its prey. PHOTO: USDA/APHIS

Tylenol: The headache and snake medicine?

January 24, 2020 By
Mice full of acetaminophen were used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Service to battle the invasive brown tree snake in Guam. Read more»
Megan Provost. PHOTO: RISE

RISE appoints new president

December 5, 2019 By
Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) named Megan Provost the association’s new president. She will join RISE on Dec. 16. Read more»

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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USFS presents 2015 termiticide report

Since the late 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) Termiticide Testing Program has investigated various soil-applied termiticides for efficacy against subterranean termites. These studies were originally funded by the U.S. military in anticipation of action in the... Read more»

Difference Maker: Dr. Faith Oi

May 12, 2015 By
Dr. Faith Oi considers the hours she spends helping pest management professionals (PMPs) solve problems time well spent. After all, she’s the University of Florida’s (UF’s) director of Pest Management University (PMU), and director of the state’s integrated pest management... Read more»

Difference Maker: David Naffziger, DHN Solutions LLC

July 14, 2014 By
Tell us about your new organization: When BASF consolidated its Specialty Products Division in Raleigh, N.C., in January 2013, my wife and I agreed we didn’t want to relocate from St. Louis. I wasn’t ready to retire, and my wife... Read more»