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Border officials find pests in pepper shipments

Inspectors working border crossings in southern New Mexico and West Texas have discovered two types of agricultural pests in separate shipments of red peppers from Mexico.

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Pirate bugs key to pest woes – Weekly Times Now

Pirate bugs key to pest woes
Weekly Times Now
A species of tiny insect, notorious for its painful bite, is proving useful to vegetable growers in the fight against crop pests. The joint study between Manchil IPM Services, the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) and

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‘Super rats’ in Royal Regatta town – The Sun

The Sun

'Super rats' in Royal Regatta town
The Sun
The survey, funded by nine organisations involved in pest control, established where the mutant rats lived by testing the tails of hundreds of rodents with new DNA techniques. Researchers then drew a map showing where the rats were found, including
Henley hit by 'mutant super rat'

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EPA Releases Strategic Plan for School IPM – PCT Magazine

EPA Releases Strategic Plan for School IPM
PCT Magazine
WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its strategic plan for school IPM, detailing the Agency's role reducing pest and pesticide risks to children and staff. EPA has committed to The Agency has also committed to growing

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Pests, pollution behind decision to cut down Whyte Avenue elms

Thirty-one aging elm trees along Whyte Avenue have grown decrepit and become a breeding ground for pests and disease, says the city forester, justifying their removal Monday. “It becomes like a nursery. These insects and diseases will start to breed in …

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Bed bugs found in Metro’s headquarters – Washington Examiner

Bed bugs found in Metro's headquarters
Washington Examiner
Some employees are frustrated that more information about the pests wasn't distributed sooner — and that more wasn't done to prevent the pests from invading. "This place is disgraceful," said one person who works there and asked not to be named.

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Invasive ants drive homeowners crazy and concern ag – TheGrower

Invasive ants drive homeowners crazy and concern ag
Caribbean crazy ant Courtesy University of Florida Crazy ants are, well, going crazy in Florida, and pest control officials aren't laughing. The invasive insect, known for its helter-skelter running, has infested 20 Florida counties as well as Texas

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Insect infestation prompts clear-cut of red pine in Bear Brook State Park

The insects feast on red pine trees, first discoloring the needles from green to a rust red color and eventually killing the trees, which can happen as rapidly as within three to five years of the infestation. The insects cannot fly, so the most …

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Teacher’s pest

Paul Ashworth, 33, was last night facing a probe into his OWN ?mindless? conduct after parents complained. Pest control experts were also called in amid fears that the pregnant rat could start an infestation. Ashworth, a student support co-ordinator …

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As Eurasian insects spread, red pine trees to be purged from Bear Brook State Park

All five of the large red pine stands in Bear Brook, many of which occupy the most visible stretches of forest from the road, were found to be heavily infested this summer.

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