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Category Archives: Pest Management
With cases of bed bug infestations increasing, many people are turning to pesticides as a means of ridding their homes of the pest. To help people find an appropriate pesticide for use on bed bugs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to alert consumers that there has been an increase of individuals or companies who offer to control bedbugs with unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost. Because bed bug infestations are so difficult … Continue reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requesting public comment on options for disclosing inert ingredients in pesticides. In this anticipated rulemaking, EPA is seeking ideas for greater disclosure of inert ingredient identities. Inert ingredients are part of the end use … Continue reading
Read the full story in Environmental Protection. Insecticides used in and around homes — including products voluntarily removed from the market years ago — were measured on the floors of U.S. residences, according to the first study large enough to … Continue reading
New insights into plants' chemical defense mechanisms could lead to ecofriendly fungicides, pesticides, climate-proof crops
Read the full post at Biopact. Even closely related plants produce their own natural chemical cocktails, each set uniquely adapted to the individual plant’s specific habitat. Comparing anti-fungals produced by tobacco and henbane, an international team of researchers discovered that … Continue reading
Read the full story from ABC News. Should we be worried about pesticides in groundwater contaminating the water we drink and the food we eat? According to many public health and environment officials nationwide, the answer is yes. In the … Continue reading
Read the press release. Two North Texas school districts, with help from Texas AgriLife Extension Service, have earned national recognition for controlling pests safely and efficiently from the IPM Institute of North America.
Read the full story from the Associated Press. Consumers and farmers will soon be on their own when it comes to finding out which pesticides are being sprayed on everything from corn to apples. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said … Continue reading
Read the press release. Spring is here, and the General Services Administration has begun using organic fertilizer on the grounds of all its federal buildings in the National Capital Region. The region, which is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, … Continue reading
Read the press release. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today reinforced its concern for the safety of consumers by issuing “stop sale, use or removal” orders to retailers Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Ace, Do-It-Best, True Value, Sam’s Club, … Continue reading