A Report from the Integrated Tick Management Symposium in Washington, DC

By Richard Levine In May 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the IPM Institute of North America, and the North Central IPM Center held a meeting called the “Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem.” Entomologists and public-health officials from the USDA, DOD, USGS, […]

Reduced Numbers of Deer can Lead to Fewer Lyme Disease Cases

Since white-tailed deer serve as the primary host for the adult blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) — the vector for Lyme disease — scientists have wondered whether reducing the number of deer in a given area would also mean fewer cases of Lyme disease. Now, after a 13-year study was conducted, researchers in Connecticut have found […]

West Virginia Man Breeds Flesh-eating Insects for Taxidermy

Taxidermists who mount deer and other animals often need to boil parts of the animals in order to remove the flesh. However, this can be messy and can create a foul odor. John Daniels from Elkins, West Virginia has found a hobby that allows him to help taxidermists avoid the boiling procedure by using dermestid […]