Get tips for keeping disease-spreading ticks off your horse from Dr. Erika Machtinger of Pennsylvania State University.Read More
Erika Machtinger, PhD
Erika Machtinger, PhD, is an assistant professor of entomology (the study of insects) at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, in University Park. Her research focuses on filth fly control in livestock, poultry, and equine facilities; transmission of zoonotic disease via arthropod vectors; and integrated tick management. Her work is an interdisciplinary combination of population and chemical ecology, behavior studies, parasitoid-host interactions, biological control, molecular biology, toxicology, and wildlife biology. She believes integrated research is necessary to develop novel control methods for disease-spreading insects and agricultural pests as health risks increase from population growth, climate change, and increased pesticide resistance.
Articles by Erika Machtinger, PhD
Dr. Erika Machtinger gives an overview of how stable flies are different than houseflies and offers strategies for a (nearly) fly-free barn.Read More
Dr. Erika Machtinger offers help for owners looking for the right fly spray to protect their horses.Read More