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$14.9M grant for UC-R mosquito research

July 21, 2017 By
A University of California, Riverside scientist is leading a team of researchers that will receive up to $14.9 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to be part of the “Safe Genes” program to study innovative genetic... Read more»
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Customer cooperation breeds better mosquito management

June 9, 2016 By
JP Miller & Sons Services tackles challenges unique to Florida pest management professionals. In Florida, mosquitoes are a part of everyday life, thanks to aquatic ecosystems and a humid climate. Currently, 80 mosquito species have been identified there — more... Read more»

Active mosquito management promotion leads to sales

May 25, 2016 By
Clark’s mosquito management marketing nets add-on business and new clients. Most of the pest management companies in South Carolina offer mosquito management services, and Clark’s Termite & Pest Control in Irmo is no exception. Entomologist and Technical Director Alan Wilson... Read more»
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New app maps mosquito populations in Italy

May 13, 2016 By
Mosquitoes can be deadly. They can spread viruses and diseases such as the Zika virus, malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever. A new app, ZanzaMapp, maps areas in Italy with high concentrations of mosquitoes. The free app, available on iOS,... Read more»

Mosquito management garners buzz

May 12, 2016 By
According to PMP’s exclusive survey, mosquito services can be a lucrative business segment for those who offer it. It should be a banner year for pest management professionals (PMPs) who offer mosquito management services. Three-quarters of PMPs predict their revenue... Read more»
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Grad student’s mosquito trap shows promise

March 27, 2015 By
As first reported by the University of Florida’s IFAS News, graduate entomology student Casey Parker recently won $2,000 in the ONE WORLD competition, organized by the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Challenge 2050 Project in conjunction with the... Read more»
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UC-R researcher helps discover mosquito IGRs in plants

January 27, 2015 By
RIVERSIDE, CA —As their name suggests, insect growth regulators (IGRs) are compounds that regulate the growth of insects. One hormone in insects, juvenile hormone, is a particularly attractive IGR target because it exists only in insects. Juvenile hormone plays key... Read more»
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