Technical

How do termites invade structures?

August 17, 2017 By
Like any animal, subterranean termites must have food, water and shelter. They also try to take the easiest way to obtain all three items. Keep this in mind when inspecting for how and where these termites can invade a structure.... Read more»
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Check rooftop HVAC units for flies, beetles

August 15, 2017 By
Are small flying insects coming from seemingly nowhere? Check the roof. Flat roofs are famous for collecting water in low spots, and breeding all manner of flies and beetles. When these insects originate under air intakes for heating, ventilation and... Read more»
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5 management techniques for face flies

August 14, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Like its common house fly relative (Musca domestica), the face fly (M. autumnalis) can be a pest to humans and livestock... Read more»
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Where do bed bugs come from?

August 3, 2017 By
Bed bug information resources may differ on the most common ways of getting bed bugs. The most common way to get bed bugs varies by situation. Whether in borrowed computer equipment, clothing worn on a visit to an infested locale,... Read more»
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Techniques to manage lyctine true powderpost beetles

August 2, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Lyctine true powderpost beetles (previously known as “lyctids” before being demoted to subfamily status in the family Bostrichidae) are a group... Read more»

2 tips for pollinator protection around perimeters

July 19, 2017 By
Perimeter treatments are a staple of summertime pest management services. No matter what part of the country you are working in, there is a constant pressure from perimeter pests like ants, peridomestic cockroaches, spiders and occasional invaders trying to gain... Read more»

Q&A: Spring squirrel trapping, a winter mosquito problem and green silverfish solution

July 18, 2017 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Doug Mampe at dentomol@aol.com. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns.   Q:... Read more»
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Door sweeps: Where insects fail, rodents succeed

July 4, 2017 By
Door sweeps are an important tool for exclusion, but there is a difference between insect-proof and rodent-proof. If insects were our only concern, this pair of door sweeps would be a perfect solution. If a pen can get through a... Read more»
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PMP recounts house of dead cockroach-filled spider webs

June 21, 2017 By
The upper-middle-class house was spotless. Newly inhabited by a professional couple and their young daughter in Long Island, N.Y., it was an unlikely place to find German cockroaches (Blattella germanica). Yet, here and there, one would show up. The husband... Read more»

PMPs: Get to know your bed bug monitors

May 25, 2017 By
⦁ Active monitors are meant to attract, whereas passive monitors simply wait. ⦁ Choose monitors to fit the needs of each account. Controlling bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) is always easier when you know where they are. Monitors can be a... Read more»
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