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Bed Bug Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms Identified
2011-10-20 08:22:01

A research team at Virginia Tech has discovered some of the genetic mechanisms for the bed bug's resistance to two of the most popular pyrethroids -- deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin.

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2011-09-24 08:23:27

Improper use of insecticides to kill bedbugs resulted in 80 illnesses and one fatality over a three-year period.

2011-09-19 21:41:14

When wireworms feast on potatoes, the results aren't pretty: The spuds' surfaces are left punctured, pitted and unappealing.

2011-07-13 13:49:14

Farmers who spray insecticides against aphids as a preventative measure only achieve a short-term effect with this method.

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2011-07-12 14:12:28

Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame.

2011-06-28 20:32:13

Biocides turn out to be less toxic for the environment if they are subjected to microencapsulation, due to the fact that this process forms shell(s) for the substance.

2011-02-16 06:50:00

BRANDON, Fla., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past few years, neem oil has become one of the most highly recommended pesticides in Florida because it controls pests without harming most beneficial insects. The rest of the story is that nearly all neem oil sold in the U.S.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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