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Joelle Harms is the senior digital media content producer for PMP magazine and its parent company, North Coast Media. Harms can be reached at jharms@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3780.

Posts by Joelle Harms

Bullsnake removed from car engine Posted on 15 Aug 2017 in the Crawling the Web categories.

A bullsnake shooed out of an Amarillo, Texas, McDonald’s was hit by a car, then made its way back to the restaurant’s parking lot and inside the engine of an... Read more»

Abell Pest Control helps fund honey bee research Posted on 10 Aug 2017 in the Bees & Crawling the Web & Stinging Insects categories.

Abell Pest Control, based in Etobicoke, Ontario, will donate $25,000 over five years to the University of Guelph’s Honey Bee Research Centre to help fund graduate research. The company also... Read more»

Homeowner’s walls leak honey after bee removal Posted on 08 Aug 2017 in the Bees & Crawling the Web & Stinging Insects categories.

The walls of a woman’s home in Spring, Texas, are dripping with honey thanks to the removal of a massive bee infestation. The infestation was discovered when the roof of... Read more»

Why do insect bites itch? Posted on 03 Aug 2017 in the Crawling the Web & Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects categories.

As summer continues and mosquito control applications increase, pest management customers may ask technicians this common question: “Why do bug bites itch?” It may serve your business’ reputation well to... Read more»

New method produces accurate 3D images from live insects Posted on 01 Aug 2017 in the Crawling the Web categories.

Scientists have discovered a new method to create detailed 3-D scans of live insects.: By using carbon dioxide, insects remain in a state of suspended animation for several hours at a time, allowing for accurate results — and with no apparent side effects. Read more»

Research: Nematodes secrete proteins to kill insects, use smell to select host Posted on 25 Jul 2017 in the Crawling the Web categories.

A new study published in PLOS Pathogens found that nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae) secrete deadly proteins to kill insects that damage crops. S. carpocapsae kills more than 250 insect pests that... Read more»

PMPs forecast revenue growth opportunities for 2017-21 Posted on 24 Jul 2017 in the Business & featured video categories.

Pest management professionals (PMPs) look to the future by envisioning their business’ greatest opportunities for revenue growth over the next five years. The PMPs were interviewed at Pest Management Professional’s... Read more»

2017 reader survey: Co-engineer PMP, win prizes Posted on 20 Jul 2017 in the featured categories.

Pest Management Professional (PMP) needs your feedback to ensure we provide the industry information you want, when and how you want it. Please take 10 minutes now to complete our short... Read more»

Study explores commonality of praying mantises feeding on birds Posted on 11 Jul 2017 in the Birds & Crawling the Web categories.

It is “ fairly common” for praying mantises to prey upon birds, researchers say. A new study found nearly 150 cases of “mantis-on-bird predation” on each continent except Antarctica. Researchers... Read more»

Swooping seagulls shut down UK school’s recess Posted on 27 Jun 2017 in the Birds & Crawling the Web & Gulls categories.

A school in Porthmadog, Wales, shut down its playground during recess and break times due to European herring gulls (Larus argentatus) swooping at children. The primary school Ysgol Eifion Wyn... Read more»