Associate Professor of Entomology
Veterinary entomology, including vector-borne diseases. Focus is on ecology and behavior associated with host-parasite interactions to improve or develop new control methods.
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These publication tags are generated from the output of this researcher. Click any tag below to view other Huck researchers working on the same topic.Muscidae Diptera Musca Domestica Horses Hymenoptera Stomoxys Calcitrans Parasitoids Ticks Oviposition Houseflies Animals Pteromalidae Pests Monitoring Pathogens Ixodes Scapularis Spalangia Cameroni Poultry Biological Control Parasitism Manure Methodology Larval Development Deer Permethrin
Most Recent Publications
Parasitic control strategies: Bioactive crops and nutrition
Kashif Ishaq, Tanveer Ahmad, Mahvish Rajput, Mahvish Maqbool, Abhishek Gupta, Muhammad Imran, Erika T. Machtinger, 2023, on p. 136-150
Topical permethrin may increase blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) repellency but is associated with cutaneous irritation in horses
Karen C. Poh, Zoey T. Cole, Danielle N. Smarsh, Hayley R. Springer, Kathleen Kelly, Laura B. Kenny, Erika T. Machtinger, 2023, American Journal of Veterinary Research
Selection for, and characterization of, fluralaner resistance in the house fly, Musca domestica
Rachel H. Norris, Oshneil S. Baker, Edwin R. Burgess, Aaron Tarone, Alec Gerry, Rebecca T. Trout Fryxell, Nancy C. Hinkle, Cassandra Olds, David Boxler, Kenneth L. Wise, Erika T. Machtinger, Jeffrey G. Scott, 2023, Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
Distribution of Biting Flies Associated with Swine Production Facilities in the Southeastern United States
Erika T. Machtinger, Edwin R. Burgess, Jessica E. Brown, 2023, Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology on p. 9-20
Chloe E. Roberts, Edwin R. Burgess, Taylor M. Miller, Anna Marie Wise, Cera J. Dickerson, Michael J. Skvarla, Andrew Y. Li, Erika T. Machtinger, 2022, Wildlife Society Bulletin
Filth Fly Parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) Monitoring Techniques and Species Composition in Poultry Layer Facilities
Alexandra A. Pagac, Christopher J. Geden, Edwin R. Burgess, Montana R. Riggs, Erika T. Machtinger, 2022, Journal of Medical Entomology on p. 2006-2012
Tick Control in a Connected World: Challenges, Solutions, and Public Policy from a United States Border Perspective
Hannah S. Tiffin, Edwin George Rajotte, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Erika T. Machtinger, 2022, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
Evaluation of tick control tube month of placement and modifications to increase visitation by small mammals
Kylie D. Green, Hannah S. Tiffin, Jessica E. Brown, Edwin R. Burgess, Erika T. Machtinger, 2022, Ecosphere
Human Tick Removal Kit
Erika Machtinger, 2022,
Tick and Mosquito Repellent Guide and Card
Erika Machtinger, 2022,
House Fly (Diptera: Muscidae): Biology, Pest Status, Current Management Prospects, and Research Needs
C. J. Geden, D. Nayduch, J. G. Scott, E. R. Burgess, A. C. Gerry, P. E. Kaufman, J. Thomson, V. Pickens, E. T. Machtinger, 2021, Journal of Integrated Pest Management
Deer keds (Diptera: Hippoboscidae: Lipoptena and Neolipoptena) in the United States and Canada: New state and county records, pathogen records, and an illustrated key to species
Michael J. Skvarla, Erika T. Machtinger, 2019, Journal of Medical Entomology on p. 744-760
Effects of four commercial fungal formulations on mortality and sporulation in house flies (Musca domestica) and stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans)
E. N.I. Weeks, E. T. Machtinger, S. A. Gezan, P. E. Kaufman, C. J. Geden, 2017, Medical and Veterinary Entomology on p. 15-22
Erika T. Machtinger, Christopher J. Geden, Phillip E. Kaufman, Amanda M. House, 2015, Journal of Integrated Pest Management
Oviposition deterrence and immature survival of filth flies (Diptera: Muscidae) when exposed to commercial fungal products
E. T. Machtinger, E. N.I. Weeks, C. J. Geden, 2016, Journal of Insect Science
Linear dispersal of the filth fly parasitoid Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) and parasitism of hosts at increasing distances
Erika T. Machtinger, Christopher J. Geden, Norman C. Leppla, 2015, PLoS One
Comparison of Host-Seeking behavior of the Filth Fly Pupal Parasitoids, Spalangia cameroni and Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)
E. T. Machtinger, C. J. Geden, P. E. Teal, N. C. Leppla, 2015, Environmental Entomology on p. 330-337
Practical guide to trapping Peromyscus leucopus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) and Peromyscus maniculatus for vector and vector-borne pathogen surveillance and ecology
Erika T. Machtinger, Scott C. Williams, 2020, Journal of Insect Science
Development and oviposition preference of house flies and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) in six substrates from Florida equine facilities
E. T. Machtinger, C. J. Geden, J. A. Hogsette, N. C. Leppla, 2014, Journal of Medical Entomology on p. 1144-1150
House and Stable Fly Seasonal Abundance, Larval Development Substrates, and Natural Parasitism on Small Equine Farms in Florida
E. T. Machtinger, N. C. Leppla, J. A. Hogsette, 2016, Neotropical Entomology on p. 433-440
News Articles Featuring Erika Machtinger
Oct 16, 2023
Grants awarded to Penn State faculty for tropical ecosystems research in Belize
Three projects have been awarded seed grants as part of the Penn State-Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education Research and Education Initiative to develop agroforestry systems .
Jun 12, 2023
Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2023
The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2023.
Jun 01, 2023
‘Vector Biology Boot Camp’ empowers disease professionals
Penn State Extension, in partnership with the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, recently hosted the three-day “Vector Biology Boot Camp” to provide hands-on experience for vector-borne disease professionals in field collection and identification of medically important ticks and mosquitoes in the Northeast.
May 02, 2023
The bite stops here: Fighting Lyme disease with prevention
As spring temperatures rise, many people will spend more time on outdoor activities, increasing their risk of encountering pathogen-carrying ticks.
Oct 26, 2022
'Prescribed' Fires' Hidden Bonus: Fewer Ticks
A tool used to restore forest ecosystems could also be key to the battle against tick-borne disease, researchers say.
Oct 21, 2022
Prescribed fire could reduce tick populations and pathogen transmission
Prescribed fire — a tool increasingly used by forest managers and landowners to combat invasive species, improve wildlife habitat and restore ecosystem health — also could play a role in reducing the abundance of ticks and the transmission of disease pathogens they carry, according to a team of scientists.
Jun 18, 2022
8 best insect repellents: DEET and DEET-free bug sprays
One preventative and protective measure you can take to avoid bug bites is applying insect repellent. Figuring out which ones are actually effective can be confusing, though, seeing as the labels are often covered with complicated ingredients and jargon like “DEET” and “all-natural.”
Apr 29, 2022
It's tick season: Learn to protect yourself and your animals with free webinars
To educate the public about tick risk and tick bite prevention in these companion animals, Penn State Extension will offer the spring 2022 “Tick Webinar Series.” The vector-borne disease extension team will hold three webinars in May — Lyme Disease Awareness Month — at no cost to participants.
Aug 08, 2020
Ticks and mosquitoes may await the pandemic-weary seeking outdoor exercise
Pandemic-weary Americans have begun walking and hiking in recent months to get out of the house while avoiding infection with the novel coronavirus. At the same time, resource-strapped local health departments have been forced to divert money and people to covid-related activities, unwillingly creating openings for outside exercisers to get sick in other ways.
Aug 05, 2020
Ticks - biology, threats, protections - are focus of 10-week Penn State webinar series
Ticks, Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases and Pennsylvania’s No. 1 position in all of that will be explained in detail in a free, 10-part webinar series from Penn State Extension that begins Thursday, July 9, with weekly installments scheduled through September 17.