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Mosquitoes - Pesticides for Mosquito Control
There are three main areas in mosquitos life cycle that are targeted as a means to control mosquitos. The main areas are:
- Misting Systems
Larvicides target the mosquitoes during it's Larval Stage. Adulticides focus on controlling the adult mosquito. The final area is outdoor misting systems that are designed to dispense insecticide in a timed-release method.
The EPA has a great section which provides more information and helps the consumer to make informed choices. To read more follow this link.
Insect Repellency Awareness Graphic
The EPA recently announced the development of new graphic which outlines the "repellency awareness on product labels of skin-applied insect repellents."
Current labeling practices does not readily allow for easy identification the insects repelled by a product. This graphic produced by the EPA aims to fill that gap.
To read the full article, read more here
Is there trouble brewing for Bed Bug and Insecticides?
More and more bed bugs are becoming resistant to insecticides says the Pest Control Technology.
Common insecticides used to treat bed bugs have been pyrethroids, a commonly available treatment. However, recent research indicates that results have been mixed (Romero et al. 2007ab, Zhu et al, 2010).
According to PCTONLINE.com, no two bed bug populations are identical and this affect the bugs reaction to the treatments.
New studies are being conducted to test new combinations of insecticides. For more information read more...
Fall Pest Invaders - Are you ready?
During the hot summer months it's hard to envision that Fall is just around the corner. And with the cooling of weather, a lot of pests will start looking for a place to over-winter. Did you know that a lot of pests look for shelter inside your home to stay the winter?
Common ways to enter your home include chimneys, gaps in your home's structure including windows and attics. For more information read more...
New Ways to Control Disease-Carrying Insects (MOSQUITOES)
Purdue researchers have developed a method to discover the next generation of insecticides based on specific insect genomes, or hereditary information encoded in DNA. read more...
Rodents cause power outages at ASU
Authorities say a rat ran across some equipment that supplies power to the area, causing some switches to burn out at Arizona State University's Tempe campus. read more...
Pesticides in Food
“Regulation” has become a word packed with a punch these days. In political debates, candidates either tout the need to increase regulations, or recommend doing away with or reducing the number of regulations read more...
Pesticides, Ticks, Horses
TICK RESPONSIBLE FOR EQUINE PIROPLASMOSIS OUTBREAK IDENTIFIED
The cayenne tick has been identified as one of the vectors of equine piroplasmosis in horses in a 2009 Texas outbreak, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists read more
Pesticides Legal News
NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Banned Pesticides
A Chinese citizen living in New York City has pleaded guilty to selling at least 2,000 packets of a banned pesticide used for cockroach control, the New York Times reported... ..read more
Ticks and Pesticides
SURVEY REVEALS 'RATTIEST' NEIGHBORHOODS IN FIVE MAJOR U.S. CITIES 10/14/2011
A new nationwide survey revealed which neighborhoods in Houston, Detroit, Nashville, Baltimore and Charlotte residents believe to be the "rattiest."...read more