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Research reveals the hows and whys of bed bug control

In StopPests IPM in Multifamily Housing Blog

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Since the U.S. bed bug  resurgence of the 1990’s, entomologists have been researching these elusive pests to better understand their behavior and improve control techniques. Despite progress, there is still much we don’t know about bed bug behavior. Entomologists, like Dr. Gail Ridge at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, are shedding some light on the habits and adaptations that make bed bugs so challenging to control. The following represents just a small part of Dr. Ridge’s research. Continue reading

APHIS Establishes a Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine in Laredo Area Texas

Effective June 7, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established a Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens or Mexfly) quarantine in a residential area of Laredo, Webb County, Texas. APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area. Continue reading