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Learn about hemlock woolly adelgid Dec. 3 at the NC Science Museum

On Dec 3, 2011 at 11am, come see Dr. Fred Hain discuss his research on the hemlock and balsam woolly adelgids.

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Participate in the International IPM Symposium

The 7th International IPM Symposium, “IPM on the World Stage—Solutions for Global Pest Challenges,” will be held March 27–29, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee USA at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

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Homeowners should look out for kudzu bugs this winter

As the weather grows colder, many insects will enter people’s homes in search of warmth and shelter. A new pest that could enter homes this winter is the kudzu bug, said Doug Johnson, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

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North Carolina town seeks to control deer population

From the Jacksonville Daily News:

With the number of deer in the Town of Emerald Isle continuing to rise, the town is planning to expand on its first effort to reduce the population.

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Keeping pests out of buildings this winter

This post was taken from the November 2011 School IPM 2015 newsletter. Although the article mentions schools specifically, the tips can be used for any building and grounds, whether residential or commercial.

Designing, maintaining and operating buildings and grounds with pest prevention in mind is an enormous time and money saver! Here we focus on doors, windows, exterior lighting and landscaping in new construction and existing school buildings.

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New edition available for Mid-Atlantic insect guide

Mid-Atlantic Guide to Insect Pests and Beneficials of Corn, Soybean and Small GrainsThe Virginia IPM Program is printing an updated edition of the Mid-Atlantic Guide to the Insect Pests and Beneficials of Corn, Soybean, and Small Grain. The new version includes some of the newest invasive pests, including the bean plataspid.

The booklet–small enough to fit in a shirt or back pocket–includes 40 full-color pages of photos and descriptions of pests, beneficial insects and identification keys for insects typically found in corn, soybean and small grain fields.

For copies, contact Ames Herbert at herbert@vt.edu. Up to 4 copies can be provided at no charge. For additional copies, please provide a FedEx number and a shipping address.

Road salt discourages salamanders but attracts mosquitoes, scientist discovers

A UNC Asheville biologist has discovered that road salt can do more than damage the bottom of your car; it can actually be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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Treating termites in schools (PCT Online)

As schools tighten their budgets and adopt IPM practices, fewer are choosing to schedule monthly termite treatments. As this PCT Online article explains, pest management professionals still have plenty of options in terms of helping schools prevent termite infestations and treat existing infestations.

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New citrus disease affects commercial growers, not backyard growers

A citrus disease fairly new to Louisiana may cause problems for commercial growers, but not so much for backyard growers, according to LSU AgCenter experts.

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Biological Control Deconstructed, Part 3

If biocontrol has so many advantages, why do some people shudder at the mention of a new introduction of an insect or parasitoid that may save a crop or forest tree from certain destruction? Simple. Any time that any living organism is set free in a foreign habitat, that organism presents its own risks.

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