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Genetically Mutated Mosquitoes Fighting Dengue Fever

By Reg Gale Scientists, attempting to halt Dengue fever, for the first time released mosquitoes into the wild that had been genetically modified to pass on deadly DNA that kills their offspring. About 19,000 lab-altered insects were released into 25 acres on Grand Cayman Island in 2009, according... more
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Fall is the Season of Change, And Stinkbugs

By Steven Farley The brown marmorated stink bug arrived in the U.S. from the Far East in 1998, landing in the Allentown area.  The bug has no known predators and will eat almost anything that grows. It doesn’t bite humans or animals, and it causes no damage to buildings or crops, but swarms can... more
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5 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Next Year's Garden Pest Problems

What to Do This Fall to Combat Insect Pests in Your Garden By Debbie Hadley Don't wait until spring to relive this year's garden pest nightmares. The best defense against insect pests is a good offense, and that means starting in fall. If this year's harvest was a bust, try these 5 things you... more
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Natural Insect Repellants You Could Find In Your Kitchen

By Susan Billings For centuries garlic has been used in a variety of ways. But, did you know garlic can also be used as an insect repellent? Instead of using harsh chemicals on pets, try using garlic as a safer alternative. Simply add a clove or  two drops of garlic oil to a small dog or cat's... more
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