Screwworms usually infect livestock, and the economic impact on that industry can be enormous.
When people talk about screwworms, they are usually referring to the larvae (maggots) of the New World screwworm fly. The fly itself is about the size of a regular housefly but has orange eyes and a metallic-looking body that’s either blue, green, or gray with dark stripes.
The American cockroach is the largest of the species
The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, was introduced to the United States from Africa as early as 1625. The American cockroach has spread throughout the world through commerce. It is found mainly in basements, sewers, steam tunnels, and drainage systems.
There are hundreds of tick species in the world, and about 10 percent of these species are found in the United States.
The Asian long-horned tick — Haemaphysalis longicornis — “is a tick indigenous to Asia, where it is an important vector of human and animal disease agents,” warned a research team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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