Pest Control Update

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  • #133... Bed bugs and pesticides.
  • #132... Do bed bugs transmit disease?; Bed bugs in laundry; Bed bug monitors and traps.
  • #131... Pesticide is dermatology "2011 allergen of the year"; Non-toxic weed control in Philadelphia.
  • #130... Healthcare pesticides: Are hospital disinfectants effective?; Pesticides and concrete; Success! Pesticide use reduction. 
  • #128... Pesticides and ADHD; “Antimicrobial pesticides” and health-care workers; Pesticides and dioxing; Pesticide exposure, depression, and psychological functioning.
  • #127... Chlorpyrifos and childhood developmental delays; Disinfectants and norovirus transmission; Misuse of pesticides; Household pesticides contaminate rivers; Pesticide exposure and increased risk of thyroid problems.
  • #126... Pesticide exposure, depression, and suicidal thinking.
  • #124… FDA approves new head lice treatment; Accurate diagnosis of head lice infestation; Pesticide exposure and balance problems. 
  • #123… Pests and crop vulnerability; EPA to test pesticides for endocrine disruption; Antibiotic resistance and house flies; Natural pest control on organic and conventional farms. 
  • #122… Termites and levee failure; Tick-borne disease without tick-bite exposure; Body count: bug bombs.
  • #121… Ineffective interventions — dust mites; Relocator and traveler resource: pesticide use maps; Poisonings with ‘less toxic’ pesticides; Pest control gone (very) wrong.
  • #120… Light brown apple moth update; Ticks: look before you launder; Pesticides and diabetes.
  • #119... Cosmetics and hospital — acquired infection; Cotton pest acquires pesticide resistance
  • #118... Lawn grass that controls weeds; A new link: ethanol production and pesticide exposure; Vacuum cleaner versus fleas.
  • #117... Antibiotic-resistant bacteria; Controlling a weed that is a fire hazard; Effective, all-natural termite-control method; Banned  — but still on sale!
  • #116... Tick-borne disease can be fatal; Exposures and Parkinson's disease; Termites survive Hurricane Katrina.
  • #115... Tropical zone fungus emerges as disease organism in Pacific Northwest; Global warming — good for pests, bad for human health; New life for old pesticides.
  • #114… Asian lady beetles — messy and allergenic; Pesticides applies over bodies of water; Getting roaches to take the bait. 
  • #113… New guide on controlling malaria — in the U.S.; Influence watch: Atrazine banned in EU but not in U.S.; Azinphos methyl: Food crop pesticide phase-out.
  • #112… New non-pesticide head-lice treatment; Pesticides in water — low levels, but mixtures may be risky; Pesticides, agricultural workers, and birth defects; Natural mosquito repellant; New low-cost computer program models pesticide drift. 
  • #111… Natural biological pest control can have unforeseen and unintended adverse effects; Less toxic than what? Researchers raise questions about pyrethrins.
  • #110… Pesticides, pollution and children; Federal Web site offers treatment guidance on pesticide poisoning; EPA rule on human testing and pesticides; Antibacterial soaps and detergents ineffective and environmentally unsound; Pesticides and politics; Body count: occupant death follows home pesticide treatment.
  • #109… Grower stops using (some) pesticides associated with birth defects; Non-toxic method reduces need for methyl bromide; Hurricane Katrina and West Nile virus.
  • #108… Newly approved insect repellants; Pesticide exposures — India; Report criticizes human pesticide testing; Exposures to community mosquito control pesticides.
  • #107… EPA proposes, then suspends, then cancels research on pesticides and children; Treating organophosphate pesticide (OP) poisoning; Tularemia spread by insects.
  • #106… State attorneys general petition EPA to protect kids; New integrated pest management (IPM) strategy foils regional pests; Insect repellant clothing for civilians — BUZZ OFF®; “Air curtains” could reduce airline pesticide use; Increased use of methyl bromide — politics or pest control?; Lawn care industry fights pesticide restrictions with propaganda; A link between pesticides and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?. 
  • #105… Clinical trials of a new, less-toxic head lice control product; Pesticide drift incident affects 165 people; Mosquito control pesticide safety.
  • #104... Pesticide-related illnesses in Washington state; Methyl bromide - despite 'ban,' use continues; Chlordane: banned, but not gone; Getting the "bugs" out of drinking water.
  • #103... Pesticides and health: a systematic review; School IPM Manual available; Relocating tip: watch out for chemicals stored in barns; California county's organic fans defeat agribusiness friends.
  • #102... Restricting pesticide use on private property; New York State fines Dow; Pesticide notification in New York State; Children affected by methyl parathion indoors; Despite laws, farm workers at risk from pesticides on the job.
  • #101... Burning mosquito control coils produces hazardous pollutants; Use caution when using DEET and sunscreen together; IPM in day care centers: New law passes in Illinois; Human illness and West Nile pesticide applications.
  • #100... Resource: Pesticide health effects; Mycoplasma infection from tick bites; Maternal pesticide exposures expose fetuses as well; New weed killer: Robots.
  • #99... New insight on organophosphate exposure; Resource: Safe pest control in schools; Data link: Parkinson's and permethrin; Controlling fire ants; Effects of chronic organophosphate exposure; Mortality among pesticide-exposed workers; Water quality and West Nile virus control.
  • #98... Herbicide-resistant weeds; Natural fungicides for post-harvest food crops.
  • #97... West Nile virus and pesticide use; Reminder: EPA's recommendations for using DEET; Mosquito repellent efficacy, including soy; Mosquito and other bites: allergic reactions; Parkinson's research to focus on environmental exposures; Malaria in the U.S. and abroad.
  • #96... Costs and benefits of Lyme disease vaccine; Safer Herbicide; Low-toxicity wood treatment; Emerging mosquito-borne diseases; Detoxifying pesticides: heredity maters.
  • #95... For the pesticide-wary, organic foods provide reduced exposure; Pesticide reductions in Pennsylvania schools; Cleaning up organophosphate.
  • #94... Chronic effects of low-level pesticide exposure; Parkinson's Disease and environmental insult; Cumulative risk assessment for organophosphates; Genetically modified food and food allergy.
  • #93... Infant leukemia associated with maternal carbamate exposure; Brits to study nutritional content of organic vs. conventionally grown food; In development - a natural turf fungus treatment; Organic farm methods and crop losses to insects.
  • #92... Two views of organic farming; Pesticide residues in food; Hold the pesticides: head lice.
  • #91... Pesticide residues in food; Controlling weeds without conventional herbicides?; Fragrances - in pesticides. Closing in on mosquitoes and malaria; Methyl bromide replacement; Controlling plant fungi without fungicides.
  • #90... West Nile virus spread in 2000; "Safe" pesticide produces Parkinson's in rats.