Permethrin vs Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

The world is now fully aware of what Zika can do. The scare has caused many people to be more careful about their travels and their Zika prevention methods. Since the primary transmission of Zika is through mosquito bites, you should always be sure that you keep mosquitoes away from you and your loved ones. … Read more

Top 10 pests in gardens and landscapes and how to control them

Download the free booklet at the bottom of the page! 1. Ants Most people deal with ants around their home at some point. Because most ants live outdoors, focus efforts on keeping ants from entering buildings by caulking entryways. Follow good sanitation practices to make your home less attractive to ants. Spraying ants inside the … Read more

World Mosquito Repellent Market

Mosquito Repellent Market A Wide variety of chemical and natural ingredient based mosquito repellents are being used to keep the mosquitoes away and prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, Zika virus, and others. Popularly used chemical ingredients in the preparation of mosquito repellents include diethyl carbonate, ethyl hexane diol, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET), … Read more

Chemicals from a Mosquito Predator May Be Used to Control Them

Chemicals from a Mosquito Predator May Be Used to Control Them August 26, 2016 by Entomology Today 2 Comments A backswimmer. Photo by E. van Herk. For decades, people have used a biological pesticide called Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) to control mosquitoes and other insects. Bacillus thuringiensis is a bacterium that produces a protein that … Read more

EcoSMART Organic Insect Repellent Review

[toc]This DEET FREE product contains some of the best ingredients that we have come to know for naturally warding off mosquitoes and bugs. EcoSMART Organic Insect Repellent comes provides decent protection for most consumers. This product comes in a 6 oz. spray bottle which lasts a long time and includes a blend of 4 proven ... Read more

Battling Chicken Mites with Bags of Brimstone

Battling Chicken Mites with Bags of Brimstone July 18, 2016 by Entomology Today Leave a Comment A northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum). Photo by Blaine Mathison. By Meredith Swett Walker The northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) plagues chickens, causing inflammation, anemia, and basically making them itch like the devil. The mites are the most common … Read more

Here’s How to Prevent Bites and Suppress Ticks that Transmit Lyme Disease

Here’s How to Prevent Bites and Suppress Ticks that Transmit Lyme Disease July 20, 2016 by Entomology Today 3 Comments By Hannah Foster The onset of spring and summer means barbecues, camping, hiking, and a plethora of other outdoor activities. However, warmer weather also means ticks. Tick bites spread numerous pathogens that can cause serious … Read more