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Why do vinegar flies love onions?

December 20, 2017 By
Whenever you see bulk onions in a produce section or in a storeroom, walk by and gently jostle them. Read more»
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Q&A: Grass-carrying wasps and powderpost beetles

November 30, 2017 By
"An old house has a powderpost beetle infestation that appears to be active. Can heat be used to control this problem?" Read more»
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PMPs: Teach the value of rodent service

November 29, 2017 By
A survey found that 37 percent of homeowners have seen a rodent in their home during the past year. Read more»
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What are dark-winged fungus gnats?

November 23, 2017 By
Diptera: Sciaridae are also known as root gnats. Read more»
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Flying insect survey: Opportunities take flight

November 13, 2017 By
Check out pest management professionals' responses to this year’s flying insect management survey. Read more»
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To record dusts, learn to love your grams

November 6, 2017 By
In my August column (“From dust to dust”), we discussed how dust is a must for good cockroach control. Now’s let’s talk about how to record what we’ve applied at an account. How accurate can we be, really? Do we... Read more»
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12 tips for following the ant trail

October 26, 2017 By
Ant management relies heavily on finding the ant trails. Read more»
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Q&A: Pseudoscorpions, small flies and bees

September 29, 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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Use available data to forecast pest populations

September 15, 2017 By
One of the hallmarks of the structural pest management industry is its willingness to incorporate science-based conclusions into decisions regarding treatment protocols and business models. This is illustrated in the industry’s willingness to embrace integrated pest management (IPM) principles as... Read more»
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Debating digital photography for pest identification

August 28, 2017 By and
ERIC: We need to start having our employees take more pictures during services. I think it can be a big selling advantage. KURT: That sounds great, but there are a lot of issues I can see with it. ERIC: There... Read more»
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