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Most Wanted Ants: Red imported fire ants

October 27, 2020 By
Fire ants are capable of inflicting stings that can be serious; the venom they inject causes a burning sensation, which is how they got their name. Read more»
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Are insects dressing up for Halloween?

October 26, 2020 By
Treehoppers have the most extravagant, bizarre costumes in the insect world, says the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Read more»
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ARS, APHIS, USU expand database website for bee ID

June 26, 2020 By
Exotic Bee ID is a free website created to help identify non-native bees throughout the U.S. and has expanded to include more information and species. Read more»
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ESA votes to make Entomology 2020 a virtual event

June 16, 2020 By
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) Governing Board has voted to move Entomology 2020 to a fully virtual format happening in November. Read more»
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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»
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Wildlife Control Consultant: Resource compilation

October 29, 2019 By
PMP magazine’s wildlife consultant, Stephen Vantassel, CWCP, ACE, is author of the third editions of both The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook and The Wildlife Removal Handbook. He also blogs regularly at WildlifeControlConsultant.com and does a weekly segment on the Pest... Read more»
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USDA updates ‘IPM road map’

October 31, 2018 By
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the first update since 2013 of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). It can be downloaded as a PDF here. The update culminates a yearlong review by the Federal... Read more»
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Ag Secretary applauds entomologist as USDA nominee

July 18, 2018 By
On July 16, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded President Donald Trump’s selection of Dr. Scott Hutchins to be Undersecretary of Research, Education and Economics (REE) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued... Read more»
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USFS 2016 report marks new era for termiticide tests

In 2016, the USDA Forest Service installed a new test product for review. The number of products installed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) Termiticide Testing Program each year is cyclical. In recent years, the installation of... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: USDA-FS 2016 Termiticide Testing Program charts and analysis

As reported in “USFS 2016 report marks new era for termiticide tests,” the number of products installed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) Termiticide Testing Program each year is cyclical. In recent years, the installation of new... Read more»
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