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Invasive tick species is expanding its reach in U.S., researchers say

Story by Erin Blakemore November 11, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST Since 2017, researchers have watched as Asian longhorned ticks, an invasive species not usually found in the Western Hemisphere, have spread across the United States. Now, researchers are using the gruesome deaths of three cows in Ohio to sound the alarm about the parasitic […]

National Pesticide Safety Education Month: Five Tips for Safe Pesticide Use

IAN WILLIAMS | FEBRUARY 21, 2023 Editor’s note: February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month, a time designated to reinforcing the importance of pesticide safety education by raising awareness of how to utilize pesticides safely and effectively. The following article was submitted by Rollins entomologist, Ian Williams. Safe pesticide use is an important practice year-round and can be successfully […]

Billions of Brood X Cicadas Set to Emerge Across 15 U.S. States This Spring

Billions of Brood X Cicadas Set to Emerge Across 15 U.S. States This Spring The National Pest Management Association shares what Americans need to know if you live in one of the states affected by this natural wonder. April 14, 2021 01:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In an event that sounds like […]

North Texans Brace For Beetle Epidemic That Could Destroy Trees

emerald ash borer

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Cities around North Texas are planning for a beetle epidemic that experts say will destroy the population of ash trees. Called the emerald ash borer, they are tiny beetles capable of killing thousands of trees in a single city. The emerald ash borer has already found its way to Fort Worth, and […]

CDC warns of exotic ticks spreading across the nation that may carry diseases

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Ashley May, USA TODAYPublished 7:51 a.m. ET Dec. 3, 2018 | Updated 3:53 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a tick that is spreading widely across the USA. Nine states reported finding the Asian longhorned tick, which carries a variety of pathogens. The CDC said late last week it is investigating how […]