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Non-Chemical Bed Bug Management

Bed bugs are one of the most labor-intensive pests that pest management professionals (PMPs) tackle. These tiny, cryptic (i.e. well hidden) creatures can get into almost anything inside of human spaces and are keenly adept at spreading by themselves or hitching a ride. Often, digging into the PMP toolbox and utilizing a combination of toolsContinue reading “Non-Chemical Bed Bug Management”

How Humidity Levels Impact the Most Common Pest No One Knows They Have

Psocids are a group of insects containing about 5,500 species that are commonly referred to as barklice and booklice. Despite the fact that psocids do not bite, research performed in the last 20 years has shown that parasitic lice, like head and body lice, actually share a common ancestor with booklice and therefore should beContinue reading “How Humidity Levels Impact the Most Common Pest No One Knows They Have”

Susceptibility of Midge and Mosquito Vectors to SARS-CoV-2

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, also known as SARS-CoV-2, is the notorious coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. As is the case with any disease, understanding how SARS-CoV-2 spreads through a population is one of the most important steps in slowing transmission. Early on, scientists determined that the primary mode of infection for SARS-CoV-2Continue reading “Susceptibility of Midge and Mosquito Vectors to SARS-CoV-2”

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