StopPests needs new Project Coordinator

Want to work for Cornell University, improve the pest management practices in affordable housing, and promote IPM? The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring a Project Coordinator for the StopPests in Housing Program ( The mission of StopPests is to eliminate high-level infestations of public health pests from affordable housing. Full position description and application details:

A Pesticide Primer for Homeowners

I took this post from the StopPests in Housing Program blog, because it has a lot of information about what different pesticides are and do. Although one of the goals of IPM is to reduce the amount of pesticides used for a pest situation, some situations call for pesticide use. The information in this blog will hopefully help you make a more informed decision the next time you go to the big box store to get something to kill the ants in your kitchen.

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Webinar: The Bugs That Won’t Go Away: Your role in delusional infestation

Join for this new webinar on delusional infestation.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 11:00 am EDT (GMT-04:00)

A person suffering from delusional infestation (DI) has a fixed belief that his or her skin and body is infested by pathogens, despite lack of evidence. Sometimes the supposed infestation includes the close environment. The condition is also known as delusional parasitosis and Ekbom’s syndrome. Dealing with DI can be time consuming, frustrating, and unproductive. Often, the suffer bounces between pest management professionals, entomologists, and dermatologists looking for confirmation. Attend this webinar to learn about DI and your role in managing these cases from two leading experts on DI. Topics covered on this webinar will include understanding the delusion, diagnosis, differentiating actual arthropod infestations from delusional infestations, and the role of the non-psychiatrist. Continue reading