Researchers have become increasingly concerned about invasive and poisonous Asian toads in Madagascar. A new report warns that the country must act quickly to eradicate the species before it establishes itself further.
Bedbugs are hardy pests that have built up a strong resistance to common pesticides. In a recent study, researchers sequenced the genome of these bugs, revealing unique genetic features that could help create better methods of pest control.
Biologists have genetically engineered mosquitoes to reduce populations of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, which is linked to a birth defect known as microencephaly. The hope is this will help stop the virus from spreading to the Americas and reduce the number of people impacted.
Bedbugs have built up a resistance to common insecticides due to overuse. Researchers suggest that in order to completely rid our sheets and mattresses of unwanted pests, we need to reevaluate current strategies for fighting them off.
If you're the only one in the household without a stomach bug, feel lucky and a little guilty.It may come down to your genes, says a new study.
Think you live along? Think again. Any of over 500 different kinds of insects are likely living in your house right now. A first-of-its-kind study revealed the true diversity of arthropods living among us behind closed doors.
Asian tiger mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs near flowers, suggesting we could lure these pests into traps using certain flower fragrances. This could help control the spread of mosquito-transmitted disease.
While some bat species have evolved with a resistance to Ebola, the virus in turn has evolved to overcome that resistance. Researchers have targeted the biological factors responsible for this resistance, which may aid Ebola prevention and outbreak management in the future.
High levels of mercury have been detected in Florida's Indian River dolphins and the areas local human residents because they both consume the same seafood.
Researchers from the University College London (UCL) have finally deciphered the recipe for painlessness with the help of genetically modified mice.
Using three male and three female sand flies from a Brazilian state park, researchers have unveiled a new species of the pesky, disease-carrying bugs.
The largest cloning factory is currently under construction in the city of Tianjjin, China. When finished scientists plan to produce dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, to ultimately curb commercial demand.
Kissing bugs have spread to parts of Florida and other parts of the southern U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. Here are five fast facts about the bloodsucking critters and the disease they carry.
In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.