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Ticks prefer type A blood Ticks prefer type A blood
If you have type A blood, the second most common type in the UK, then, you may want to take extra precautions to protect yourself from ticks. New research from the University of Masaryk in the Czech Republic reveals that ticks have a preference for blood type A!
 
Delegates and speakers from across the globe attend ICUP 2017 Delegates and speakers from across the globe attend ICUP 2017
There is no other event in the world that can match the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) for its strength and depth of urban pest management expertise. Held every three years the 2017 event, which came to Birmingham, UK from 9 to 12 July, attracted some 250 pest management academics and service professionals from across the globe.
 
Countdown to ICUP at Birmingham Countdown to ICUP at Birmingham
There are fewer than five weeks to the opening of the 9th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) to be held in Birmingham, UK between 9-12 July 2017.
 
Brexit tops the story leader board in 2016 Brexit tops the story leader board in 2016
It should come as no surprise that the impact of the shock result in the referendum on the UK’s continuing membership of the European Union came top of the most well read stories in our 2016 best read web articles league. It was, after all, probably the biggest news story of the year for us Brits!
 
ICUP 2017 programme and don’t miss early bird deal ICUP 2017 programme and don’t miss early bird deal
The programme for ICUP 2017 to be held in Birmingham, UK between 9-12 July 2017 is now available. Whilst the official deadline for the early bird discount is 31 January, it will be worth checking the website to see if it has been extended.
 
Bed bugs needed for global research Bed bugs needed for global research
Professor Ed Vargo from the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University is looking for your help. He needs bed bug samples for globally significant research into the genetic make-up of bed bugs. This research is important work and may give insights into the worldwide spread of bed bugs in the modern resurgence as well as further detail on the mechanisms of insecticide resistance.
 
Highlights from the talks and demos at PPC Live Highlights from the talks and demos at PPC Live
The programme of talks and demonstrations for the second PPC Live event in Peterborough on 16 March consisted of some well visited and expected subjects peppered with some more curious.
 


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