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Why I am an ACE Associate Certified Entomologist and why it matters.

I am an ACE and it matters. By Aaron J. Veal ACE Associate Certified Entomologist I am an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE). Sounds fancy but what does it mean and why would you care? The Enotomological Society of America (ESA) says that the ACE certification is the future and benchmark for professionalism in the pest management industry and […]

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Silicone oil kills 92% bed bugs when compared to 18 essential oils

In a laboratory test paraffin oil, 18 essential oils, 3 silicone oils, and were studied for their toxicities against bed bugs. Silicone 1, 2, 3, and paraffin oil outperformed all essential oils tested while neem, basil, anis star, and peppermint performed the least. Best performing essential oils where blood orange and Chinese cedarwood. The oils […]

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Botanical Repellent From Anise Shows Promise Against The Lone Star Tick

This study is the first to demonstrate p-anisaldehyde’s repellent properties against an arthropod pest. The component p-Anisaldehyde has been found in various plant and has been shown effective in many modes of action against the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum (L.), https://academic.oup.com/jme/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jme/tjx158/4344918

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4 Mosquito Diseases Studies Revealed

4 Mosquito Diseases Studies Revealed New studies reveal how new mosquito studies lead to an understanding on how mosquito diseases are spread and carried. Study tracks who dengue-carrying mosquitoes bite The study matched human DNA in mosquito blood meals collected from the villages to DNA of 676 village residents, whose cheeks were swabbed for their […]

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6 Studies on House Fly Diseases

6 Studies on House Fly Diseases These 6 studies show how common house flies carry and transmit bacteria and diseases and how houses fly diseases are spread. Musca domestica as a mechanical carrier of bacteria in Chiang Mai, north Thailand. Sukontason K1, Bunchoo M, Khantawa B, Sukontason K, Piangjai S, Choochote W. Abstract The common […]

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