Classified Submissions, 12 New Phorid Fly’s, Zika Telebriefing, Thielaviopsis Trunk Rot of Palm
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ServiceMaster acquires Catseye Pest Control’s Northeast Operations, headquartered in Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Not included in the sale was Catseye’s of Florida or Catseye USA. Read more http://www.pctonline.com/article/servicemaster-acquires-catseye-pest-/
CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update
http://www.cdc.gov/media/index.htmlCDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH
Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS; Director of the Division of Public Health Information and Dissemination, and Editor-in-Chief of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS; Co-Lead, Pregnancy and Birth Defects Team, CDC Zika Virus Response Team
Margaret A. Honein, PhD MPH; Chief, Birth Defects Branch, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH; Director, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infections
Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update – 4-13-2016
Bedbugs Have Color Preferences
Behavioral Responses of Nymph and Adult Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to Colored Harborages
The study indicate that red and black are optimal harborage choices for bed bugs.
While Yellow and green harborages appear to repel bed bugs.
Female bed bugs prefer harborages with shorter wavelengths lilac and violet
Males prefer harborages with longer wavelengths red and black compared with females.
The preference for orange and violet harborages is stronger when bed bugs are fed as opposed to when they are starved.
Lone bed bugs prefer to be in black harborages while red harborages appear to be the optimum harborage color for bed bugs in more natural mixed aggregations.
First instars showed no significant preference for any colored harborage soon after hatching.
By the fifth instar nymphs preferred red and black harborages.
Effective February 9, 2016, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established a Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens or mexfly) quarantine area in the Granjeno area of Hidalgo County, Texas. APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area.
On February 9, one mated female mexfly was confirmed in the Granjeno area of Hidalgo County, Texas, which triggered an APHIS and Texas Department of Agriculture quarantine area. Additionally, up to March 25, 19 adult mexflies were confirmed in the cities of Mission, McAllen, expanding the quarantine in Hidalgo County to approximately 234 square miles. In cooperation with Texas Department of Agriculture, APHIS is responding to these confirmed detections following program survey and treatment protocols. This action is necessary to prevent the spread of Mexfly to non-infested areas of the United States.
The establishment of this quarantine area is reflected on the following designated website, which contains a description of all the current federal fruit fly regulated areas:
30 New Species Found in Los Angeles with 12 new Phorid Fly’s Identified
After an entire year of sampling, the project yielded a total of 43,651 phorids and 68 species of Megaselia. 43 of those species, 68%, were (or are herein) described as new to science from the BioSCAN project.
UK Rodenticide stewardship farm assurance list released
The new legally binding labels require users to hold ‘proof of competence’ in rodent pest control before buying and/or using professional anticoagulant rodenticides. There is a transitional period during which both ‘old’ and ‘new’ labelled products will be available. Two dates are certain: 30 September 2016 when old stock sales will cease and 1 October 2016 when proof of competence and I/D will be essential.
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Thielaviopsis Trunk Rot of Palm
A palm canopy suddenly falls off or a palm tree trunk snaps in half suddenly with no warning.
Thielaviopsis trunk rot is caused by the fungus Thielaviopsis paradoxa.
Due to this disease, the palm trunk either collapses on itself or the canopy suddenly falls off the trunk, often without warning.
The palm canopy may appear healthy prior to collapse.
Stem bleeding, which is common in coconut palms.
There may be no symptoms prior to collapse of the palm.
Fresh trunk wounds will become infected by the fungus limiting man-made wounds to the palm trunk, especially the upper third of the trunk.
The palm should be removed immediately, and the diseased trunk portion destroyed but not recycled.
Sterilizing equipment after contamination with sick palm
Take a trunk section to lab for testing.
Treating trimmed trees or wounded areas immediately with T-Methyl product such cleary 3336 can help prevent disease.
There is no cure for Thielaviopsis Trunk Rot of Palm.