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spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)

The State of Integrated Pest Management for Spotted-Wing Drosophila

More than a decade after its arrival in the continental U.S., spotted-wing drosophila has spread to many parts of the country. But a decade of research has built a broad knowledge base for a variety of management strategies. A new review in the Journal of Economic Entomology provides an in-depth analysis of the current state of SWD management and promising future directions.

Anopheles gambiae

Inducing Mosquitoes to Lay Eggs Aids in Insecticide Resistance Testing

Testing field-caught mosquitoes for insecticide resistance is a critical effort in the fight against malaria and other vector-borne diseases. Researchers in Thailand say a "forced oviposition" method has proven successful in inducing field-caught Anopheles mosquitoes to lay eggs and spawn lab populations big enough for insecticide-resistance testing.

blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

Crowdsourced Photos Show Expanding Ranges for Ticks

Analysis of tick photos submitted to the TickSpotters program finds three tick species that transmit Lyme and other human diseases are present in hundreds of U.S. counties where previous surveillance had not yet documented them.

Aedes aegypti mosquito, female

A New Look at the Dynamics of Human–Mosquito Contact

It's not enough to know mosquito abundance in a given area. Rather, the rate at which mosquitoes and humans actually come into contact is critical, a group of researchers say, to better understanding and modeling mosquito-borne disease transmission.

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