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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to raise public awareness about the importance of partnering with a licensed pest control professional during National Pest Management Month in April. This annual designation acknowledges the pest management industry’s ongoing commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from pest threats. Throughout the month, PPMA will execute various media relations and social media initiatives to educate consumers about the invaluable work pest professionals do around the clock to protect them and their investments.

Visit http://pestworldmag.npmapestworld.org/2017/03/28/ppma-encourages-industry-participation-during-national-pest-management-month/ to view the full article online.

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CNBC
The trick to killing disease-carrying ticks may lie in building a better mouse trap.

Visit http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/27/scientists-try-to-build-a-better-mouse-trap-in-quest-to-kill-ticks.html to view the full article online.

Science Daily
Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus.

Visit https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170327164946.htm to view the full article online.

CBS Los Angeles
An influx of large, rather intimidating flying insects have many worrying about an increase in mosquito activity, but according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the bugs are not mosquitoes and are actually harmless.

Visit http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/03/23/agency-invasion-of-large-flying-insects-are-not-mosquitoes/ to view the full article online.

NBC New York
The same rat-borne disease that killed a man in the Bronx is killing dogs in New Jersey, and veterinarians are warning pet owners to be on alert.

Visit http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NJ-Uptick-in-Leptospirosis-Disease-Deadly-Dogs-Contract-Rats-Puddles-417222683.html to view the full article online.

The Washington Post
In a study published Monday, Fiona Marshall and her colleagues trace house mice to their origins 15,000 years ago, when they evolved alongside the first humans who built semi-permanent homes.

Visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/03/28/mice-have-been-infesting-homes-ever-since-humans-started-building-them/?utm_term=.ab547a30a2a1 to view the full article online.

KSDK
It’s that time of year again for STINK BUGS! The bugs chew up over 100 types of plants and crops, including shrubs, apples and various vegetables, and have caused major agriculture issues across the country.

Visit http://www.ksdk.com/life/10-things-to-know-about-stink-bugs/425847683 to view the full article online.