Phidippus regius, jumping spider. Photo: Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org

Spiders can jump how far?

July 19, 2018 - By

Humans can jump pretty far, but spiders can jump even farther to catch their prey. According to ValueWalk, some spider species hunt by jumping on their prey instead of spinning a web. The average spider typically uses spinnerets to create elaborate webs to capture their prey, but scientists from the University of Manchester are now finding in a study of... read more

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Raccoon climbs 25-story building in downtown St. Paul

July 12, 2018 - By

A raccoon goes on a wild adventure while escaping capture by the Wildlife Management Services. Her day began by scoping out pigeon nests on the ledge of St. Paul’s UBS Tower, and turned into a day-long climb up a 25-story building that ended with a meal of cat food. On Wednesday, June 13, in St. Paul, Minn., a raccoon was... read more

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Brown recluse spider, Dr. Rick Vetter

Rose Pest offers brown recluse reward

July 11, 2018 - By

To prove just how rare a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is in Michigan, Rose Pest Solutions is running a contest: Now through Sept. 28, 2018, the Troy, Mich.-based firm is offering a $300 reward, a free inspection and free treatment for any validated infestations found in the Great Lakes State. According to a press release, in their combined 44 years... read more

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PWIPM grant 2017 winners, PHOTO: Diane Sofranec

PWIPM grant helps women advance their careers

July 9, 2018 - By

If you know of a woman in the pest management industry who is looking for a way to advance her career, you can help. But you better act fast. The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) — the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) affiliate group that offers educational programs, networking opportunities and other resources to support women in the pest... read more

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Latimer's German shepherd

Build your detector dog’s self-confidence

July 6, 2018 - By

Building your detector dog’s self-confidence will improve a mutual trust between you and your dog. read more

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Truly Nolen participates in 25th Annual Mascot Games

July 2, 2018 - By

A team of mascots, which included Truly Nolen Pest Control’s Major Mouse, participated in the 25th Annual Mascot Games on June 22-23 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Truly Nolen’s team, Team Yellow, placed second and third on both days of the event. For the 25th Anni-FUR-sary, Team Yellow was led by Jaxson de Ville, Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, and other participants included Captain... read more

Latimer and his collie

Learn to trust your detection dog

June 29, 2018 - By

Learn how PMPs can encourage their detection dog to be a more important part of the team with its sense of smell and problem-solving ability. read more

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Anti-saliva vaccine could curb mosquito bites

June 28, 2018 - By

Scientists are searching for a way to help fight the effects of mosquito saliva by developing a vaccine against it. Because mosquito saliva can open the door for a number of diseases, this vaccine will protect against many pathogens. For this to be possible, scientists must understand exactly how the saliva effects our immune system and how it encourages the... read more

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Woodchuck by car

Wire-chewing woodchuck caught in police parking lot

June 26, 2018 - By

Employees at the Madison Police Department had an unexpected culprit causing havoc in their parking lot. read more

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Dog showing teeth

Protect your techs from dog bites

June 25, 2018 - By

Here’s what some PMP Magazine contributors suggest as ways to protect you and your technicians from dog bites while on service calls: Stuart Aust: We always ask a new client whether they have a dog or cat prior to providing the inspection. This information is added to the daily inspection report, as well as the permanent notes once they become a client.... read more

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