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2012-09-04 23:25:04

Released en masse, sterile Mexican fruit flies can undermine a wild population of the fruit-damaging pests so that fewer applications of insecticide are needed. But the irradiation used to sterilize the flies weakens them, hindering their ability to outcompete wild-type males for female mates. Now, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and collaborating scientists have devised a hormone therapy for making sterile flies "more macho," improving their chances of mating with female flies...

2011-04-22 12:37:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. today announced their EPA-approved generic equivalents to Frontline Plus®, FiproGuard(TM) Plus and Pronyl OTC(TM) Plus. These products bring in a new era of affordable, convenient generic versions of one of the best-selling flea and tick topical treatments available to consumers. Now, however, consumers are able to purchase the generic equivalents at a lower price than the brand-name products....

2010-12-27 20:36:52

Just as raging hormones are part of the process of a child's maturation through the teen years to adulthood, juvenile hormones, a group of insect isoprenoids, play an important role as butterflies, fruit flies and mosquitoes transform their body structures as they molt from larva to pupa and then adults. Unlike humans, in insects the juvenile hormone inhibits development of adult characteristics until the insects reach a proper stage. Juvenile hormones also play a prominent role in regulating...

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2010-06-28 11:36:09

Research could provide more effective treatment against West Nile Virus Protecting ourselves from backyard mosquito bites may come down to leaving the vacuuming for later, a study from York University shows. Rather than vacuuming the grass clippings out of catch basins before adding treatments to control mosquitoes, municipalities should leave the organic waste in place, the research found. "Catch basins are a permanent source of mosquitoes on every street. By putting S-methoprene in cleaned...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

To: HEALTH EDITORS Contact: Blair Ciecko, +1-708-655-2045, blairc@celticchicago.com, for Central Life Sciences SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The experts at Central Life Sciences, whose founders invented insect growth regulator technology more than 30 years ago, know that standing water can significantly increase mosquito populations. Following June's Midwest floods, stemming from heavy rains and compromised levees, many municipalities faced heightened control challenges....

2005-08-24 17:49:15

Prior to coming to Nevada 16 years ago, David Schooley was a key figure at a small company in Palo Alto, Calif. that developed methoprene, an insecticide that halts the maturation of insect larvae to adults.       Methoprene, which has the same effect as an insect hormone called juvenile hormone, also stops the insect from reproducing. It is being used heavily throughout the United States to help prevent the spread of West Nile Virus. Schooley's contribution to the...