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Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Found in California


Tuesday's find was the first since October and brings the total number of the Aedes aegypti mosquito found in the region to nine, according to the DEH. More

Scientists Identify Important Mechanism Involved in Production of Mosquito Eggs


A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside has made a research breakthrough in understanding, at the molecular level, a mechanism related to the mosquito reproductive process. This mechanism includes small regulatory RNA molecules known as microRNAs or miRNAs. More

UF's Lounibos to Help Teach Aussies About Mosquito-Transmitted Diseases


A University of Florida scientist recognized as a global expert on invasive mosquitoes will head to Australia in March to work with researchers to combat public health threats common to Florida and Queensland, Australia, such as chikungunya and dengue fever. More

Researchers Identify Natural Plant Compounds That Work Against Insects


An international team of scientists, including Alexander Raikhel at the University of California, Riverside, has investigated in detail how juvenile hormone acts and has devised a method to prevent its working. More

UF/IFAS Mosquito-Feeding Study May Help Stem Viruses


Mosquitoes bite male birds nearly twice as often as they bite females, a finding that may help scientists understand how to stem some viruses from spreading to humans, new University of Florida research shows. More

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Rollins Acquires Critter Control

Critter Control is 100% franchised with 114 franchises operating in 40 states and two Canadian provinces. It is the largest wildlife control company in the United States.

Rentokil Acquires Buffalo Exterminating

Rentokil North America has acquired Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Buffalo Exterminating, a leading pest control company in Western New York. The deal closed on Jan. 6, and terms were not disclosed.

Protect-A-Bed Releases New Bed Bug Testing Kit

The new LightsOut Lab-In-A-Bag Efficacy Kit is now available to assist the pest management industry.

Ecolab Releases 2014 Q4 Results

The company said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 17%. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker said the company’s U.S. pest business “has been steadily improving” due to a number of investments in that business starting two years ago.

More 2014 Angie’s List Award Winners Announced

Angie’s List recently announced the following companies as 2014 Super Service Award winners: Arizona Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz.; Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, Agawam, Mass.; Inspect-All, Conyers, Ga.; and Gannon Pest Control, Solvay, N.Y.