Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus
August 18, 2014
2014 Statistics to Date
It’s that time of year again when we start hearing about positive test results for West Nile virus. In Pennsylvania, the West Nile Virus Control Program is the agency that tracts this information. The first mosquito sample that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) was reported on May 16 in Dauphin [...]
Come Learn about the Birds and Bees, and Other Pollinators Too!
August 11, 2014
This blog was written by Kerry Richards, the Penn State Pesticide Education Program Director.
What is a pollinator?
Why are they important?
What can you do to help protect pollinators?
Did you know that one in every three bites of food you eat relies on a pollinator to get from the plant to the table?
The answers to these [...]
EPA Introduces New Graphic to Help Consumers Make Informed Choices about Insect Repellents
July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled a new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels. The graphic will show consumers how many hours a product will repel mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as directed.
“We are working to create a system that does for bug repellents what SPF labeling did for sunscreens,” said Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.