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2014-07-22 16:22:46

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Life Sciences, whose founders invented insect growth regulator technology more than 35 years ago, recently announced that Zenivex(®) adulticide has received approval in California from the EPA for mosquito control efforts over cropland and pastureland. "Our California mosquito control customers have been anxiously awaiting this crop clearance for Zenivex(® )adulticide, and we're excited that they can now rely on it for an even...

2013-10-30 23:29:28

The plague of bed bug infestation across the nation was a topic of major discussion throughout the whole pest management industry during Pestworld, the global pest control conference, especially the problem of bed bugs’ resistance to common synthetic pesticides. Related study finds EcoRaider, a natural product by Reneotech provides the answer. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Pestworld, the world’s largest pest control convention, closed on Oct 25th in Phoenix. During the week,...

Bedbug Genes Help The Pesky Critter Resist Pesticides
2013-09-10 04:31:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists examining the genome of the bedbug report that they have located more than a dozen genes responsible for giving the blood-sucking pests their resistance to common pesticides. The research, which was led by Dr. Fang Zhu of Washington State University, was presented Monday at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and could lead to relief for the millions of Americans dealing...

2013-04-22 23:00:41

Apply Responsibly Officials Urge Safe & Environmentally Sound Practices in the Home and Garden. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day 2013 marks the fifth straight year for the Apply Responsibly program, an ongoing effort to educate homeowners about the link between protecting California waterways and the responsible use of pesticides in residential settings, according to officials for the stewardship program. “Earth Day is a great opportunity to remind homeowners...

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2011-07-21 09:05:00

A new study reveals how enzymes in the honey bee gut detoxify pesticides commonly used to kill mites in the honey bee hive. This is the first study to tease out the precise molecular mechanisms that allow a pollinating insect to tolerate exposure to these potentially deadly compounds. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Previous studies have shown that honey bee hives are contaminated with an array of agricultural chemicals, many of which the...

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. This is the conclusion of chemist Ms Mariluz Alonso in a thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). In this research, she chose a number of biocides and other complementary substances, seeking a micro-encapsulation which, besides being compatible with the environment, is more soluble in water, more...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.