Tag: insecticide

Bedbugs and Pesticide Resistance

I discovered that bed bug evolution–specifically resistance to pesticides–was also the subject of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center‘s podcast this month.  A FASCINATING interview with one of the grand old men of evolutionary genetics, James […]

New research on bedbug insecticide resistance

Since I mentioned bedbugs recently, I thought I would also cover this paper: Kyong Sup Yoon, Deok Ho Kwon, Joseph P. Strycharz, Craig S. Hollingsworth, Si Hyeock Lee, J. Marshall Clark (2008). Biochemical and Molecular […]

A new ad campaign from Raid

I saw this beautiful ad–full size here–and while the art work is lovely, I’m really puzzled. Are they advertising a product to kill moths in your closets and on clothes? The ad agency is from […]

Mosquito 86

Hanna at This Garden is Illegal recently reviewed a product called the Mosquito 86: “As was pitched by the representative of the company, the Mosquito 86 is “a new, innovative way to eliminate mosquitoes in […]

ACMA Statement on Misters

The AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association) has weighed in on mosquito misting systems. These systems are installed near (or on) a home, and dispense clouds of pesticides (or ‘natural’ oils like garlic and eucalyptus). The […]