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Researchers Develop Improved Lab-Testing System for Mosquito Repellents

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Among the processes by which researchers gauge the effectiveness of a mosquito repellent is one that depends on convincing a volunteer to shove an arm treated with the compound into a box and let the little bloodsuckers have a go at it. The system works well enough but, like all such assays, has limitations, not […]

Mosquito Repellents: DEET and PMD Sprays Most Effective, While Wearable Devices Disappoint, Study Finds

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A search for “mosquito repellent” on Amazon.com delivers more than 28,000 product results. For a regular consumer, it can be difficult to find the ones that truly work among a sea of products that make bold claims. Researchers at the Molecular Vector Physiology Laboratory at New Mexico State University are working to make the search […]

VetPestX – a searchable database of pesticides to control animal ectoparasites

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Interested in managing insect pests of animals?  While management should focus first on breaking the life cycle of insect pests, in some cases management options may include use of insecticides. The VetPestX searchable database of pesticides registered by state for use to manage ectoparasites of animals has been expanded over the last few months to […]

New Tick Vaccine Looks Promising for Cattle

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

The economic impact of cattle ticks was so severe in the late 1800s that the U.S. Department of Agriculture started an eradication program in the early 1900s to eliminate them. Although some species were declared eradicated in the United States in 1943, today they are still common in Mexico and can hitchhike on stray livestock, […]

Kickstarter Campaign for the Garbage Can Fly Trap

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

A couple in Pacific Beach, California have designed a device that can be attached to the lid of your trashcan to capture nuisance flies attracted to the food waste in your trashcan.  See their Kickstarter campaign to raise funding to support production of this trap by clicking on this link: Garbage Can Fly Trap The […]


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