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New Study Finds Major Benefits to IPM Approach in Fight Against Cockroach and Bed Bug Infestations

A new study has found major benefits to the application of IPM techniques against cockroach and bed bug infestations in multi-family housing units. “In a recent paper published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, Changlu Wang, Ph.D., an entomologist at Rutgers University, confirmed the benefits of building-wide integrated pest management (IPM) after applying IPM techniques to a… Read more »


New York Bans Aerial Application of Chlorpyrifos

New York has become the latest US state to heavily regulate the neurotoxic insecticide chlorpyrifos after governor Andrew Cuomo announced a total ban on aerial spraying and plans to phase out the chemical completely by December 2020. Read more here.


European Commission Expected to Ban Chlorpyirifos in January

The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed voted last Friday to ban the use of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. The ban is expected to be finalized in January. According to a post-vote European Commission statement, “Experts concluded that concerns related to human health exist, in particular in relation to possible genotoxicity and… Read more »


November Webinar Features Discussion of Spotted Wing Drosophila Research

A Michigan State University webinar titled “SWD in Space and Time: What do we know about the seasonal biology and movement of SWD?” is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2019, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. This webinar will present information on the development of spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) populations over time, daily and yearly movement, and winter… Read more »


Asian Tiger Mosquito Found in Vermont

The Asian Tiger mosquito, typically associated with tropical climates, has been found in Vermont. Although these viruses were not present in specimens found, the insect is a known disease vector for Zika, chikungunya and dengue. Natalie Kwit, public health veterinarian with the Vermont Department of Health, said that while the discovery of Aedes albopictus in… Read more »


Nominations Sought for 2019 Excellence in IPM Award

Criteria for Nomination Candidates for an Excellence in IPM Award are individuals or organizations whose IPM work in New York State deserves special recognition. Excellence in IPM Awards recognize effort in: – developing new IPM tools; – implementing or evaluating IPM methods in their operations, businesses, or organizations; – encouraging demonstrations and adoption of IPM;… Read more »