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Two Maine residents recently contracted a rare virus transmitted primarily through deer tick bites, prompting state officials to urge Mainers to be cautious and vigilant while outdoors.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that it had been notified about two cases of the Powassan virus, sometimes called the deer tick virus. Both people were hospitalized with encephalitis in late April but have since been released and are recovering.
“Powassan, although rare, can be serious so it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take steps to avoid being bitten by ticks,” state epidemiologist Dr. Siiri Bennett said in a statement. “Ticks are found in wooded and bushy areas so use caution if you go into these areas.”
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Bayer announced an updated label for Temprid, its GIC spray and bed bug product. Its expanded label adds flexibility to outdoor perimeter applications including foliar applications as well as additional use patterns for combating public health pests.
Temprid provides control of over 50 pests, including notoriously hard-to-kill pests like spiders and scorpions, the company says.
“PMPs trust Temprid to work on the toughest jobs,” said David Braness, general insect control (GIC) product manager for Bayer. “The expanded label for Temprid FX allows for more flexible use of Temprid which delivers even more value to our customers.”
Temprid FX adds flexibility for outdoor perimeter pest applications, including non-blooming plants. The label allows use patterns for the following areas and pests:
• Foliar applications – including treatment of established landscape ornamentals that are not in bloom without risk of phytotoxicity.
• Ant management – including applications to shrubs and ornamentals that are not blooming and where ants may find food or forage.
• Treatment of occasional invaders – including treatments on infested trees and shrubs early in the season.
• Management of stinging insects – including treatment of nests and mounds.
For more information on Temprid FX, visit www.backedbybayer.com.
The symposia will offer separate daily sessions for three days, June 6-8, one for pest professionals who primarily service commercial accounts and one for commercial businesses that offer sleeping areas. Each session will include presentations by Koehler, who will discuss the latest research findings on bed bugs, including the most up-to-date treatment techniques. Latino will offer unique strategies for proactive prevention of bed bugs in commercial accounts; discuss how to finally stop bed bug re-infestations and re-emergence as well as the financial and reputational benefits of prevention to the client and the service provider.
“We are always excited to be stewards of the community and launch our first intensive Bed Bug Prevention series in Florida, free-of-charge to attendees. We specifically chose this week as our signature kick-off event to improve the ‘Quality of Life’ of our customer’s clients, hotel guests, assisted living residents or anyone confronted with or at high risk for bed bugs,” Latino commented “This symposia series is in lockstep with our philanthropic mission to provide opportunities for the less fortunate and those afflicted by bed bugs in hopes we can affect a significant change in their lives.”
The Symposia will take place June 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; June 7th in Orlando, Fla.; and June 8th in Tampa, Fla. Each morning session will run from 9am – 12pm and will be offered to owners or managers of hotels, colleges, nursing homes, vacation home Managers, multi-occupant property managers or any other business or organization impacted by bed bugs. Afternoon sessions are scheduled from 3pm – 6pm and are tailored for commercial sales and pest professionals. For complete details visit http://activeguard.allergytechnologies.com/symposium.