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Researchers Explore How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites

Researchers Explore How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites

N.C. State researchers compared cockroach and termite genomes to find clues to the evolution of sociality. Subscribe (Photo: The German cockroach is more active, produces more eggs and grows faster than other common roaches. Photo: Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series) Editor’s note: N.C. State News recently […] Click here to view original…

Rodenticide-trained gamekeepers, farmers and pest controllers up 13,000; members of approved farm assurance tops 97,000

Rodenticide-trained gamekeepers, farmers and pest controllers up 13,000; members of approved farm assurance tops 97,000

The UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime 2017 Annual Report Less than two years since the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s mid-2016 introduction, 13,000 users of professional-use-only rat baits have undergone training and been awarded approved certification. This takes the proportion of stewardship-certified gamekeepers, for example, from 37% in 2015 to 60% […] Click here to view original…

UC-Riverside Pest Conference Scheduled for March 21

UC-Riverside Pest Conference Scheduled for March 21

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The 27th annual UC-Riverside Urban Pest Management Conference will be held at UCR Extension Center, Riverside, Calif., March 21, 2018. CLICK HERE to register. The event includes concurrent general pest and WDO sessions. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Morning Session 7:15 Registration and Coffee (Courtyard) 8:00 Welcome […] Click here to view original…

Bug Found Embedded in van Gogh Masterpiece

Bug Found Embedded in van Gogh Masterpiece

(Pictured above: Vincent van Gogh (bottom left) painted “Olive Trees” (upper left) in 1889. (Right) Microscopic image revealing the grasshopper’s remains in the painting. Photo: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) A tiny grasshopper was recently discovered lodged into the swirling brushstrokes of a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece painted more than […] Click here to view original…

Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT’s Rodent Control Virtual Event

Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT's Rodent Control Virtual Event

For those interested in learning how to better manage complex rodent infestations in both urban and rural settings, consider attending PCT’s fourth annual Rodent Control Virtual Conference , scheduled for Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ( register for the event). The conference is virtual, meaning attendees […] Click here to view original…