A study on the durability of permethrin-treated clothing found that, after 16 cycles of wearing and washing the clothes, their repellent effect on ticks was indeed reduced, but it was still better than untreated clothing.
Experiments conducted at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed clothing treated with permethrin had strong toxic effects on three primary germ-carrying tick species, interfering with the ticks' ability to move properly and likely interfering with their ability to bite.
By Harvey Black The effectiveness of an important mosquito-fighting insecticide may be a casualty of global climate change, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Two […]
Products that claim to control bed bugs have been on the market for years. Some work, and some don’t. Dr. Susan Jones, a professor of entomology at Ohio State University, […]
Birds on the Galápagos Islands known as Darwin’s finches have been threatened since the 1990s by parastic, blood-sucking flies (Philornis downsi) that were accidentally introduced to the islands via ships […]
Throughout history, more soldiers have died from insects than from bullets or bombs, since insects like mosquitoes and lice can vector diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, or typhus. To […]