Tips and Tricks

Use technology to inspect rodent traps

August 20, 2018 By
If you’re routinely inspecting outdoor traps or cages spread out over a wide area, try using a D-wap (drone with a phone). Drones can monitor standard traps or cages augmented with wireless sensors from a height of up to 300... Read more»
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Market future services to customers with occasional invaders

August 19, 2018 By
Look for emerging stink bugs and lady beetles on the warmer sides of buildings as springtime approaches. As temperatures climb, overwintering pests will usually emerge on the southern- and western-facing sides of structures first. Small, portable insect light traps (ILTs)... Read more»
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3 preventative steps for occasional invaders

August 18, 2018 By
While occasional invaders can’t survive indoors for long periods of time, they can still cause considerable customer woes. A three-step approach to prevention is key: Survey the structure for possible entry routes, and seal them with appropriate materials. From inside,... Read more»
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Identifying occasional invader infestations

August 17, 2018 By
Tips for identifying an occasional invader infestation. Read more»
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Stink Bugs

Handle overwintering occasional invaders differently

August 16, 2018 By
Overwintering pests are strictly outdoor insects that find their means of survival outside of structures. Read more»
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Photo: Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org

Tips for handling a mite infestation

August 15, 2018 By
How do you know if you have a mite infestation? With some difficulty, unfortunately. The main problem is that most mite species are microscopic in size, so much so that some of them are practically invisible to the naked eye.... Read more»
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Handle occasional invaders with different levels of control

August 14, 2018 By
There are different levels of occasional invader issues that require different treatments. Read more»
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Rockwell Labs Chemistry Manager Todd Fleischmann and student intern Kathryn Monahan discuss a new formulation with Dr. Cisse Spragins. (Photo courtesy of Rockwell Labs)

Treat overwintering pests with botanicals

August 13, 2018 By
Overwintering pests can be difficult, because pest management professionals often get called in once these pests have emerged indoors. Read more»
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Protocol for successfully treating megacolony ants

August 12, 2018 By
Want to take the crazy out of treating megacolony ants? Follow this protocol, based on 15 years of research: In cooler months, broadcast a granule product around the perimeter of the structure. This will create a first line of defense... Read more»
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Learn about termites’ behavior

August 11, 2018 By
We continue to find out more about termites’ secret, underground behavior. A recent University of Florida survey discovered that worker-caste Formosan subterranean termites have a strong urge to return to their central nest when it’s time to molt. Termite colonies... Read more»

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