This Weeks Pest Control News

Fruit fly sex lives impact effectiveness of pest control strategies Scientists in Australia have been hard at work watching fruit flies mate to figure out how fly sex is affecting your food. During this process they are discovering more effective pest control strategies. For a great read, check out: http://nittygrittyscience.com/2012/09/06/fruit-fly-sex-lives-impact-effectiveness-of-pest-control-strategies/ Mosquitoes Plague the Northwest as WestRead More

Stimulus to give $950k to AZ Ant Research

Jon McCain step out on a limb and called attention to some of the new funds going out of the national government for the sake of economic stimulus. A recent report from our local Phoenix Pest Controller debates the value of thisstimulus money when it comes to researching ants. The report says that 3.5 jobs will be supported at the Arizona schools with this near million of taxpayer’s dollars. The 3.5 are only jobs in the schools, and it does not account for the workers that will be needed in the field research. Even still, should the state of Arizona get $950,000 to research harvester ants and turtle ants?