Tag: disease

Get ahead of mosquito populations this spring

April 2, 2018 By
As temperatures begin to rise, overwintering mosquitoes will start to emerge out of the dormant stage. Read more»

Web Exclusive: How to safely and properly remove a tick

March 14, 2018 By
There are many old wives tales and folklore surrounding the correct way to remove a tick that has embedded itself into your (or another animal’s) skin. Living in the south, the at-home techniques I’ve heard over the years range from... Read more»
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The Plague may have been triggered by man-carried pests

January 17, 2018 By
Historically, rats and their fleas are assumed to have spread the outbreaks. 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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Navy, international entomologists collaborate to fight malaria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tasked with providing scientific and technical leadership as well as implementing public health programs vital to stopping malaria. Read more»
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Catchmaster: Ovi-Catch AGO Mosquito Trap

November 14, 2017 By
The Ovi-Catch is a low-cost, easy-to-use, mosquito surveillance tool proven effective by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the company says. The low-maintenance trap does not require electricity or pesticides. It’s designed to capture gravid female mosquitoes... Read more»
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Teach customers about mosquitoes

June 19, 2017 By
Professional pest management services expand based on the need and desire of the public. In recent years, the need for mosquito management has grown because of new emerging diseases transmitted by these insects. With increased travel and movement of cargo,... Read more»
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NPMA to host 2 public health workshops

February 16, 2017 By
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is hosting two one-day workshops focused on public health pest control, with an emphasis on the structural pest management industry’s role in controlling mosquitoes that transmit disease-causing pathogens. The workshops will be held Feb.... Read more»
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AMCA installs Cope as president

February 10, 2016 By
Dr. Stan Cope, director of entomology and regulatory services for Memphis, Tenn.-based Terminix, is being installed as president of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) at its annual meeting in Savannah, Ga., today. Founded in 1935, the AMCA is a... Read more»
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Tick Symposium set for May

February 8, 2016 By
Ticks that transmit Lyme disease and other pathogens are spreading geographically, with a 44.7 percent increase in the number of counties with these ticks present since 1998, according to a new study published this month by scientists at the U.S.... Read more»
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