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CDC Issues Zika Virus Update for Spring Travelers - CDC warns that there could be chances that the Zika virus might be active again in Spring. The CDC previously warned people travelling in Brazil and the Caribbean because of the Zika Virus outbreaks. Zika virus prone areas lost 30% of their regular profits. While Zika free zones like [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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UF Entomologist Working on Zika Detection - GAINESVILLE, Fla. A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist will use a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to improve tests for the detection of Zika virus. In 2016, Florida saw 1,272 cases of Zika, which is usually associated with mild symptoms, [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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House Ag Committee Approves Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act - The House Agriculture Committee, last week, approved the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 953) , legislation that would eliminate the duplicative permit requirement (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits) for use of pesticides that have already been approved by the EPA in the Federal Insecticide Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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Rusty Patched Bumblebee to be Listed as Endangered - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it has listed the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Endangered species are animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct. Identifying, protecting and recovering endangered species is a primary objective of the U.S. [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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Scents From Shed Skins Affect Behavior - Various shed skins from bed bugs. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bed bugs retain the obnoxious sweetness smell often associated with the pests, a finding that could potentially be used to combat infestations of the insects. Bed bugs shed their skins, [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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‘Think’ Like a Bed Bug - Around 512 B.C., Sun Tzu and the brightest military minds agreed: to defeat the enemy, you must know the enemy. Fast-forward to today and researchers and pest managers alike are coming to the realization that there are no silver bullets in today s war against bed bugs. Nonetheless, scientists around [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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Bed Bugs as Vectors: What We Don’t Know Could Hurt Us - Are bed bugs vectors? Do they cause more harm than nuisance — and can they spread disease? A significant tie between bed bugs and trench fever was discovered and recently published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases . Bacterium that causes trench fever is typically transmitted by lice [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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You Found ONE Bed Bug — Now What? - The mere sight of a bed bug traversing across a mattress or climbing on a bed frame can send people into a tizzy. And can you blame them? The stigmas attached to bed bugs are enough to make people throw out perfectly good furniture, discard clothes by the bagful and spend thousands of dollars on Read more
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UF Entomology Club Gets Crafty With Bugs During Christmas - Some stress from the holidays is credited to buying gifts for others. To the University of Florida s Entomology Club, dead insects are the perfect gift for a loved one or friend. Each holiday, the club gets creative by using the insects that entomology students must turn in for classes. [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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Season’s Greetings from PCT! - The staff of the PCT Media Group would like to wish all of our readers a happy holiday season! We thank all of you for reading PCT magazine, visiting PCT Online and providing us with valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you in 2017. In recognition of the [ ] Click here to view original Read more
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