Anthranilic Diamides Can Potentially Replace Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Vegetable Crops

By Rebecca A. Schmidt-Jeffris and Brian A. Nault When used as foliar sprays, neonicotinoids have caused some concern among the general public because — like any pesticide — they can harm bees and other beneficial insects. However, using neonicotinoids as seed treatments minimizes these risks, and has become a commonly used tool for proactively protecting […]

New Research Shows How Different Strains of Bed Bugs are Able to Resist Insecticides

By Cameron Webb The wellness industry is booming, but it’s not just people looking for the latest “detox” diet. Some of our closest parasitic foes are well ahead of us in mastering the art of detoxification. Bed bugs are one of the most loathsome of all pests that attack and bite humans. Their resurgence in […]

Bed Bugs Have Developed Resistance to Neonicotinoids

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By Richard Levine An article published in the Journal of Medical Entomology is the first to report that bed bugs have developed resistance to a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, the shortened name. Neonics are the most widely used group of insecticides today, and several products have been developed for bed bug […]

Pyrethroid-resistant Bed Bugs Lay Fewer Eggs when Exposed to ActiveGuard

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, knows this as well as anyone, after having tested many such products for years. While there have been some flops in the past, she and […]

Scientists Discover How Bollworm Becomes Resistant to Bt Crops

Bt crops are plants that have been genetically-engineered to produce proteins that are harmless to humans but are toxic to some devastating insect pests. The proteins are produced by genes from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that have been inserted into the crops. These same Bt proteins have been used by organic farmers for more […]