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School Pest News, Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2015

All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series- Fire Ant Management Using Baits Blog post by Mrs. Wizzie Brown When: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1PM CST Link: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant Cost: FREE Learn how to make the biology of fire ants work for you not against you. This webinar presented by Dr. Lawrence “Fudd” Graham from Auburn University will discuss fire ant baits and other control methods.  It will also provide the latest information on the Pseudacteon phorid flies, natural enemies of fire ants.  Moderated by Dani Carroll and Bethany O’Rear, Regional… Read More →

School Pest News Volume 11, Issue 3, June 2012

Typhus – By: Elizabeth “Wizzie” Brown, Extension Program Specialist Travis County recently had a death due to typhus, last year typhus showed up in the Lower Valley area. Typhus is one of those “diseases” that has not been prevalent for many years, but like everything else it is making a comeback. Typhus is a bacterial disease that can be spread by lice or fleas; fleas (rat fleas & cat fleas) are often the common vector. Typhus is caused by one of two types of bacteria- Rickettsia typhi or… Read More →