Public Health Pests

UMass Lab Joins Tick Research Project

UMass Lab Joins Tick Research Project

April 12, 2017

The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a national tick testing lab was chosen by Battelle to conduct pathogen tests on thousands of ticks collected from 47 sites across the country as part of National Science Foundation’s 30-year National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) project. Read More

UF Entomologist Working on Zika Detection

UF Entomologist Working on Zika Detection

February 16, 2017

Barry Alto, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of medical entomology, will use a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to improve tests for the detection of Zika virus. Read More

CDC Awards $10 Million for Insect Borne Disease Center

CDC Awards $10 Million for Insect Borne Disease Center

February 1, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $10 million to a consortium of Midwestern universities to establish a new research and training program to stem the spread of diseases carried by vectors like ticks and mosquitoes. Read More

Amid Zika Concerns, Mosquito Sessions Take Center Stage at Purdue

Amid Zika Concerns, Mosquito Sessions Take Center Stage at Purdue

January 11, 2017

Mosquito control is a different type of service that involves learning new equipment, products and regulations, in addition to having a thorough understanding of mosquito biology and behavior. To help PMPs navigate mosquito control better, this year’s Purdue Pest Management Conference included sessions on mosquito management from leading experts. Read More

Lyme Disease Found in Nine U.S. National Parks

Lyme Disease Found in Nine U.S. National Parks

January 6, 2017

The disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national parks, ESA reported. Read More